UK-based Canadian songsmith RICH RAGANY is back with a new solo single.

Perhaps best known for his work with The Role Models, The Loyalties and most recently, Rich Ragany & The Digressions, the Calgary-born artist steps up to the plate with 'A Pleasant Fiction', taken from his forthcoming solo album You Can Get Dark With Me.

The track features a special guest appearance from Ken Mochikoshi-Horne of L.A. punks The Bronx.

“It’s a song about addiction and where it leaves the person struggling through it," Ragany explains. "Where it leaves that person's loved ones. How emotionally both parts of the experience are very close in the emotional landscape. The attempts of chasing the horrors away, while struggling to embrace the foundations desperately needed, while maybe being chased away by others. The musical backdrop gives a strut and hope, with an uplifting and tough melody to embrace the idea that sometimes singing or sharing your life, reaching out, can give one the strength to stand again. There’s hope. 

“It’s amazing to have Ken Mochikoshi-Horne play guitar on the track,” he continues. “We’ve been friends for years and always spoke about doing a fun collaboration. Upon hearing the song, he immediately got the streetwise strut and gritty feel. I have been a fan of his from The Dragons to The Bronx, so grateful for our friendship. His playing really adds something special to the song, and to the whole vibe."

Set for release through Barrel & Squidger Records on 14 June, You Can Get Dark With Me is available to pre-order here.


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