‘No matter how much you try, sometimes the people you want to accept you just won’t,’ explains Ragany. “You can poison yourself with the elixir of their love … Get addicted to the turmoil … This is about, in sound and lyrics, letting go and tearing away. Now doesn’t that feel better? – “How much of me is you? Not enough I guess. What a fuckin’ mess …‘
Now, accompanied by a fantastically unique and energetic video (directed by Craig Temple, who also took charge of Glen Matlock’s most recent offering) comes this glammy-guitar and harmony-heavy stomper, a taster off an album crammed full of soaring melodies and the kind of rock n’ roll that takes on many different moods, sounds and styles; when we reviewed ‘What We Do (To Not Let Go)’ back in January, we said it was ‘...already one of the best records of 2023.’
‘We initially had a very simple straight forward idea that was loosely based around an REM video,’ says Temple. ‘Then about 3 days before the shoot, I came up with this idea out of the blue. I guess David lynch is right and that shit really works!‘
‘I knew it would be a pain in the arse to do, and I was right. All it took was some decent lighting, a white sheet, an almost big enough studio, and a lot of me swearing at a computer!‘
And work it does; ‘How Much Of Me Is You‘ is one of the catchiest songs Ragany has written – which is saying something for such a master of the catchy chorus – and the video perfectly captures the eclecticism of the track, and the album it’s taken from. Put simply, The Digressions have done it again; it’s an absolute belter.
‘What We Do (To Not Let Go)‘ is out now on Barrel and Squidger Records.