“The central theme of ‘Messed Up’ pulls on the hurtful words people use in the heat of the moment and that no one really means what they are saying when it comes to these words. This song serves as a middle finger to anyone who throws hate around,” says Ciaran Nevin (vocals/guitar) of the new track.
“The track started off as me trying to make a jakkyboi type beat to put up for sale but when I showed it to Ciaran, he was obsessed with the attitude of the track, and once he added the hook we knew it was a Light Grey song,” adds Mikey Connolly (bass/backing vocals).
‘Messed Up’ is the second track to be released from the band’s upcoming EP ‘Are You Even Real’, set for release 29th October, following the release of track ‘Disassociate’. The four-track collection came together from a recent stint in the studio and was co-produced by the band alongside HappyDaze’s Luke Bovil.
Ireland’s Light Grey are Ciaran Nevin (vocals, guitar) and Mikey Connolly(bass, backing vocals) who stepped out into the alternative music scene with the release of their debut EP ‘Beginners Luck’ in 2018. Expanding to a temporary full-band format, they subsequently released three singles throughout 2019 and 2020. In addition to facilitating the production of their own discography during that time, they have also worked on tracks alongside the likes of Sammy Clifford (WSTR) and Smrtdeath.
On the heels of a lineup change that has returned the band to their original, two-man act, the duo are now showing off their evolution with new music that marks Light Grey’s divergence into a grittier, hip-hop-accented take on 2000s punk.