British Metalcore Act, While She Sleeps, has released a brand new single ‘Nervous’ from their upcoming album ‘Sleeps Society’ which is set for release on 16th April 2021.
The new single ‘Nervous’ which was released today (18th March 2021) across all streaming platforms is of course as expected, absolutely f***ing incredible. Joining the band to create this single was Simon Neil, who is known for being the guitarist for Biffy Clyro and Marmaduke Duke, as well as featuring in the recent Architects track ‘Goliath’.
While She Sleeps Guitarist, Sean Long spoke with Kerrang! talking about what the new single is all about:
“I would go so far as to say it’s the single most important song I’ve ever written in my life. It’s born from experiencing the pain and suffering generated by acute anxiety but also finding a way out from that, which whilst in such a dark and terrifying place felt like the biggest pipe dream imaginable. I felt like if I didn’t write this song then someone else would have. It feels like it needed to be manifested into this world ASAP. I truly believe it’s going to resonate with people on an extremely personal, deep and meaningful level because I feel like it came from a place beyond what we may call ourselves and I feel the song is much bigger than our band.” – Sean Long (Source)
The band are creating music that speaks from the heart, showing that everyone including successful musicians are struggling during this time, whether that be physically, mentally or financially. Together as a community, the Sleeps Society is there to support each other through difficult times and that is the meaning behind this album & the community they have created.
In October 2020, While She Sleeps released the first title track from the upcoming album ‘Sleeps Society’, following this release was their second single ‘You Are All You Need’ which was filled with blistering riffs, pulsating drums, thumping bass & of course the usual incredible vocals. All of which came together to form the unique While She Sleeps sound.
When announcing the new album & the ‘Sleeps Society’ last year, the band revealed what it’s all about in a short YouTube video:
The ‘Sleeps Society’ itself is all about its fanbase, creating a platform for their audience to give back after years of support from fans around the world. In addition to this, their main goal is to “create a sustainable model for artists and creatives, to break from the traditional industry mould by building and developing a true interdependence between the band and fans.” (Source)
The platform is supported by the bands Patreon, supporters pay a small monthly fee to gain access to exclusive content & to also receive support.
All of this has been created in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, designed to help artist and their community keep going during tough times such as what is happening at the moment. You can check out the Sleeps Society platform by clicking here.
Overall, While She Sleeps goal is inspirational and they’re definitely creating something that thousands of people need right now, that being a community that people can rely on. The single ‘Nervous’ tells people exactly that, everyone is feeling a similar way right now and they’re no different, no one is alone. The new album ‘Sleeps Society’ will be an album to remember & will not be forgotten as it’ll become a staple point in time.
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