“Sleeptight’ deals with the societal treatment of women’s bodies and the reluctance we have to believe women’s accounts of misconduct,” IMOGEN explained in a statement. “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.”
‘Sleeptight’, along with earlier singles ‘Bloodbag’ and ‘Lioncub’, will appear on IMOGEN’s upcoming EP Bloodbag, which arrives October 28 following a launch show at Bermondsey Social Club the previous day.