by Marco Ovies
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Regrettes with their last new music coming out in 2019, but we have been blessed this Friday with their latest single “Monday” (but I’ll be honest, the song is called Monday why are we releasing it on a Friday. But I digress).
The song is a punchy punk-rock infused sound that we have come to expect from The Regrettes but there is a noticeable difference between this and their earlier work. Their earlier music was good and I’ve been a fan for years, but this track feels more. . . mature? That can’t be the right word but I can’t think of anything else more fitting. It is obvious that Lydia Night, front woman for The Regrettes has had plenty of opportunity to hone her craft and come up with this perfectly crafted single. This song is so good that I almost don’t mind Monday’s (keyword being almost).
In a press statement Night said, “I wrote our new song ‘Monday’ on Zoom during the pandemic with my producer Tim Pagnotta and talented writer Michelle Buzz.”
“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.”
“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.”
This song encapsulates a very familiar struggle that I think a majority of people can relate to during these, dare I say it, trying times. Expect more music in the near future from The Regrettes, or potentially a new album.