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Watch The Regrettes' new video for lockdown-inspired single Monday, featuring a cameo from Olivia Rodrigo…
The Regrettes are back! The Los Angeles garage-pop stars have just shared a new lockdown-inspired single, Monday.
"I wrote our new song Monday on Zoom during the pandemic with my producer Tim Pagnotta and talented writer Michelle Buzz," explains vocalist and songwriter Lydia Night.
"At the time I was pretty much at the peak of my anxiety disorder, every morning I was waking up and absolutely dreading the idea of functioning and being ‘productive’ – whatever the hell that even means – for another day. Like most of us, I was still at home, where all my issues still existed. So, whatever I was dealing with didn’t slowly fade away while stuck in traffic on the way to go write somewhere. I didn’t have the space to think of ‘what do I want to write about,’ instead, I just rolled out of bed and all my horrible fucking thoughts were still with me, just waiting to be unboxed.
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"As LA locked down, I felt a huge part of my identity and ego being stripped away because of no touring, and no connecting with people at our shows. I’ve been touring since about the age of 12, so I had to come up with a new way to function in the world. It was really rough, and still is rough, but I found writing this song to be super-therapeutic.
"It’s special that this is the first song we’ve put out in a while because it’s an important moment in time for me to mark. Part of the healing process for me is really learning and trying my best to keep on dancing the pain away so I hope people can relate to that and dance with me, even if it’s not at a show and in the safety of their own kitchen."
To accompany the single, The Regrettes have unveiled a fun new video – and it even features a cameo from their pal Olivia Rodrigo. Lydia says of the clip: "The video introduces Joy, a spooky pink character representing the false image of one’s ‘perfect and ideal self’, which began to taunt me and I think many people in middle school. She will be an ongoing character and theme in music to come. We had a blast making it with some of our besties."
Check it out below:
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The Cover Story
The rise and rise of The Regrettes looked unstoppable. But paused by COVID, Lydia Night began to wonder about everything. On their journey to rediscovering themselves and making their best album to date, she and guitarist Genessa Gariano actually found just how important this all is to them after all...