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While She Sleeps share “Eye To Eye” video

Posted by on April 14, 2022

 

 

While She Sleeps have shared a cinematic music video for their new single “Eye To Eye.” The track is taken from the group’s expanded edition of their latest effort, Sleeps Society, out July 8th (pre-order here). The seven and a half minute clip was directed by the band and featuring vocalist Lawrence Taylor portraying two versions of himself.   

 

Guitarist Mat Welsh comments:

“With this song and video, we wanted to push our DIY attitude to the limits, especially with the visuals. The entire video was directed and filmed by the band. We came up with the concept, built the sets, designed the choreography, wrote the score, directed the acting, and cut the edit. It’s our biggest visual project to date. 

The song is born from an idea we’ve had for the past few years. We knew it would grow into a great Sleeps song but have never had the time within an album to focus on it and develop the idea into what it is today. It’s definitely an amalgamation of the last 10 years of the band. We wanted something that felt thrashy and something you can really blow off some steam to when you’re playing it live. We know from filming the video that it feels incredible in a room full of people. The song also contains gang vocals from Sleeps Society members — we recorded them at the warehouse (the band’s creative space in Sheffield) with 100+ people and also had members send in their vocals so we could get them on the song.

We wanted the video to visually present what one can feel in the midst of a mind attack of any kind. Wherever the negativity is coming from, we always seem to split ourselves into two. The one who’s in pain, the one running away internally, and the one causing the pain. It’s always a battle with ourselves and we get lost in between these storms.

The reason we wanted this to feel so disturbing is to illustrate the sheer torment the mind can generate within us all, which to anyone on the outside is completely invisible. This should serve as a wake-up call for us all to remember that each and every one of us can put on a brave face, and we often do, but no one really knows the extent of our internal universe. So it’s a way to remind us to stay compassionate to others as we walk through life.”

 

Watch the clip below:

 

 

Track List:

“ENLIGHTENMENT(?)” 

“YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED” 

“SYSTEMATIC” (Feat. Rou Reynolds)

“EYE TO EYE”

“NERVOUS” (Feat. Simon Neil)

“PYAI”

“KNOW YOUR WORTH (SOMEBODY)”

“NO DEFEAT FOR THE BRAVE” (Fest Deryck Whibley)

“THE ENEMY IS THE INNER ME”

“DIVISION STREET” 

“SLEEPS SOCIETY”

“FAKERS PLAGUE” 

“THE LONG WAY HOME” 

“YOU ARE ALL YOU NEED” (Acoustic) 

“CALL OF THE VOID”

“DN3 3HT” 

WHILE SHE SLEEPS ARE:

Lawrence Taylor – Vocals 

Sean Long – Guitar 

 Mat Welsh — Guitar/Vocals 

Aaran Mckenzie – Bass  

 Adam Savage – Drums

 

Tour Dates w/ Wage War:

04/25 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

04/26 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

04/29 Albany, NY @ Empire Live

04/30 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre*

05/01 Portland, ME @ Aura

05/03 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

05/04 Reading, PA @ Reverb

05/05 Worcester, MA @ Palladium*

05/07 Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade*

05/08 Fargo, ND @ The Sanctuary 

05/10 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

05/11 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*

05/12 St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag

05/13 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre

05/14 Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation

05/15 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

05/17 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

05/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Mercury Ballroom 

*WSS Headliner (No Wage War)

 

 

 

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