RICH RAGANY AND THE DIGRESSIONS have a brand new video which they're premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Beyond Nostalgia And Heartache' is the title track from the band's latest album released last year. The video was directed, produced, filmed and edited by Craig Temple at Racketeer Pictures.
Over to Rich...
"One night around Gaff's for a few drinks, Kit was sitting cross-legged on the floor and talking about an Aerosmith song she loved...the feeling it gave her... '...it's... it's like... beyond nostalgia and heartbreak!'
"'What did you JUST SAY?' (all this over blasting tunes and half filled glasses)
"That struck me as an incredibly beautiful thing to say. I changed heartbreak for heartache so it sung better and there ya go…. I ran and wrote it!
"It's a song about yearning to find joy… the peaks and valleys of striving for something you love… the feeling of the chorus melody and those harmonies lift you to a place that reassures you... you can still reach out... even through the hard times... sometimes the idea is all you have. But it can be lifesaving and special.
"Not losing the dream in the struggle.
"Craig captured that feeling perfectly… with every first guitar there are a lot of papers to deliver AND a lot joy… To try… and love what we do.
"The video has a lot of heart and special locations… like the street and area in Wood Green Jeannie was born into... the wonderful All Ages Records in Camden... Denmark Street’s Regent Sounds (regent sounds.com) guitar shop in Soho right across the street from the 12 Bar Club where I once worked and played many times... Jeannie even plays a guitar close friend Olivia Airey (bassist in Berlin metal band Maggot Heart) gifted her years ago...
"The band live footage was even shot in Camden Assembly (formerly The Barfly… where I first met my wife after a show on tour from New York)
"It stars my daughter Jeannie… which brings it all full circle.
"All in all a fitting last single and video for an album that has been so special for us… and sets up the forthcoming album nicely."
Between Nostalgia And Heartache is available here.
Pic by Trudi Knight