IMOGEN has returned with new single “Sleeptight“, the latest from her upcoming Bloodbag EP out October 28th via 7476. This follows on from “Lioncub” and “Bloodbag” released earlier in the year. Alongside the new single she has also announced an EP launch show at Bermondsey Social Club on Wednesday 27 October.
“Sleeptight” sees IMOGEN further embrace her inner pop drives. With production and melodies reminding of the likes of The Japanese House and Marika Hackman, IMOGEN feels fully ready embrace her bold new sound. “16 years / It’s in my head / One can only hope of waking up in my bed / It’s a dark night baby / I’m on my way home” she sings as the song opens, a devastating realisation of the way society doesn’t believe women when they say they are in danger. The juxtaposition of swooning instrumentals and brutally honest lyrics creates the perfect match in a song that is sadly very of the zeitgeist. Brutally devastating and infectiously catchy, IMOGEN knows how to craft a song with poignancy.
Of the song, IMOGEN said:
“”Sleeptight” deals with the societal treatment of women’s bodies and the reluctance we have to believe women’s accounts of misconduct. The premise being ‘if you don’t believe me, I hope it haunts you.’ It was a conscious decision to set this anger against a big pop track. I guess I found the easiest way to process and deliver the message was to create something that people could dance and lose themselves to. My favourite pop songs are often like Trojan horses. In ‘Sleeptight’ I want people to be able to find empowerment and release. It’s definitely one of my favourite tracks to perform live.”
Listen to the new single below!