BEN GREGORY (BLAENAVON) – ” Deathbed Hangover “

Posted: December 1, 2022 in MUSIC

Blaenavon’s Ben Gregory has released his soaring debut solo single, which was produced by The Mystery Jets’ Blaine Harrison. “deathbed hangover is about the self-destructive tendency of total immersion in entertainment,” says Ben. “My brain has the consistency of mushy peas because my telephone is so seductive. I tried to play this against more traditional fears of aggressive technological expansion: communities moving underground in a Wellsian nightmare.

The laptop-screen light is our never-setting sun, which I think is accidentally a Mr. Burns reference. I recorded this song during lockdown after hard-binging Watchmen (2019) and finding Reznor/Ross’ soundtrack overwhelmingly beautiful. I hope I referenced some of that in a decent light. (Bear in mind I am just a guitarist randomly mashing computer keys.)

Interesting fact: The demo of this song was always labelled ‘(unmixable version)’. I like to think the original chaos carries through, but Blaine (Producer) and Matt (Engineer, Mixer) managed to make a version that verges on listenable.

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