- 21 Jul 21
Formed in late 2017, Light Grey stepped out into the alternative music scene with the release of their debut pop rock EP, 'Beginners Luck', the following year.
Alternative rock outfit Light Grey have released their latest track, 'Disassociate' today alongside a lyric video.
The first of a 2021 single series co-produced by the band alongside HappyDaze’s Luke Bovil, 'Disassociate' showcases Light Grey’s transition away from pop-rock in favour of emo-rap-infused pop punk of the modern era. The song's trap style is driven by electronic drums and mellow guitar riffs, all crescendoing into an explosive and catchy chorus sharply contrasted by heavy lyrical themes.
“‘Disassociate’ centres on the theme of losing friends and looking back over the time you've wasted on people who truly never cared about you in the first place,” Light Grey say of the song’s context. “It explores the feelings of disassociation that come with the isolation and realising they were never there for you.”
Based in Galway, Light Grey is composed of Ciaran Nevin on guitar and vocals and Mikey Connolly on bass and backing vocals. The duo draws on elements ofhip hop to create an energetic soundscape unique to their act.
Expanding to a temporary full-band format, the band subsequently released three singles; 'Cassidy,' '100 Wishes' and 'Bitter' throughout 2019 and 2020. In addition to facilitating the production of their own discography, Nevin and Connolly have also worked on tracks alongside the likes of Sammy Clifford (WSTR) and Smrtdeath over the course of their short tenure.
Hot on the heels of a line-up change which sees Light Grey return them to their original, two-man act, the pair are showing off their evolution with a series of singles posed to release throughout 2021. Co-produced and mixed by Luke Bovil (Happydaze), the forthcoming four tracks mark the band’s divergence into a grittier, hip-hop-accented take on 2000s punk.
Check out the video for 'Disassociate' below: