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Exclusive Premiere: Holly Golightly, ‘As You Go Down’

Holly Golightly
Courtesy of Damaged Good Records

This year, Holly Golightly is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album, The Good Things. Over the course of the last two decades, Golightly has developed a prolific career, releasing at least one album nearly every single year. Now, she’s gearing up for her latest effort, Slowtown Now!, and Diffuser is proud to partner with her to give fans a taste of what to expect with the new track “As You Go Down” — take it for a spin in the audio player below.

Opening with a steady groove driven by bass and handclaps, “As You Go Down” quickly captures Golightly’s distinct sound, fusing together blues, country and indie rock into one outrageously catchy song.

As for the tune’s theme, Golightly tells us, “It’s a little observational ditty about the selfish people who give no thought to the impact they might have on others. They traipse all over people and never look back, so they never know how others are left feeling, in their wake. Eventually they end up on their asses, though, one way or another. It happens all the time — and that’s pretty much where they belong.”

She wraps up her thoughts with a simple reminder to listeners: “When you’ve been trodden on, remember, ‘What goes around comes around.'”

While Golightly has established herself in recent memory with her band the Brokeoffs, this new LP reunites her with a group of longstanding U.K. musicians, including guitarists Ed Deegan and Bradley Burgess, bassist Matt Radford and drummer Bruce Brand. Slowtown Now! marks her first full-band effort — that is, without the Brokeoffs — in over a decade.

Slowtown Now! hits the streets on Sept. 11 via the legendary English independent imprint Damaged Goods. You can grab more details on Holly Golightly and Damaged Goods here, and make sure to stay current with everything happening in her world at her official website.


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