REVIEW BY EMMA SCHOORS
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Indie pop effort Sleep House’s new single, entitled “In My Head”, is a tune reminiscent of the many great sounds of the 80’s, yet pushes listeners to the present and future with its modern qualities. This is important in modern music, as we need to all in some ways accept and embrace the past and use it as a tool to feel more in the present and make the most of the future.
The drums move more like waves than impulsive beats, which is not only refreshing, but innovative and fun. This wave-like phenomenon makes way for the vocals’ dreamier tone, which is something that pairs beautifully with the guitars, comparable to Bad Suns or The Night Cafe’s riffs of the same sort. It brings a new twist on indie, which has dominated alternative music as of recently. It brings a dreamier, softer label on powerful songs, showing that you don’t need to be the loudest band with the most grit to get a point across.
The lyrics repeat, throughout the chorus, “I don’t need you in my head”, which lets listeners interpret just how convinced they are of the statement. Is it a self aware sentence, or something that is repeated to knock it into our minds? Whatever the case may be, it’s something that gets us thinking, and that’s often the whole point of music.
Can you tell us a little about your new single?
"Our new single, 'In My Head' is out everywhere. We are very proud of it and we hope the fans love as much as we have for the past few months."
How did you first come up with the concept for the song and begin writing it?
"All the concepts we have for the songs come from very personal experiences and feelings I have whether it’s super happy or super done with everything. I think our songs come out naturally mostly and I strive for them to be songs people can enjoy and dance to but also go to when they feel a certain way about life."
How would you compare this song to the “I’d Die for You” EP?
“'In My Head' is definitely a lot more mature than 'I’d Die For You' and has a more defined sound that people will resonate with and connect to the 'Sleep House' name better."
Do you find that you have the same process when creating music or does it change often?
"Writing wise, it always comes different and you never really know when a song will come to you but what makes this new song stand out a lot for us is that for 'I’d Die for You', we had a lot of outside help and left the producing and engineering to other people. For this new one, we went away into the studio and did the producing and engineering for the whole thing ourselves and we tried to really get down what it’s like to do everything on our own."
Is there anything else we can expect from you in the near future?
"This song is the kickstart for what 'Sleep House' is and means to us. This song is the beginning of the growth of us and we are so excited for what’s to come. We have been away in the studio for a few months now writing and making this new music that we are incredibly proud of and can’t wait to get out into the world. Expect a lot of new music and shows real soon."