Deep Sleep Release New Track ‘Drive’
‘Drive’ is the latest release by Newcastle-based, alternative, indie-pop foursome, Deep.Sleep. Following the release of the band’s debut single, ‘1994’, they garnered attention from BBC Introducing, and playing festivals such as Tramlines and Kendal calling.
The band’s website claims that their music is for fans of The 1975, amongst many other indie bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Blossoms and Wolf Alice.
Production wise, the band claim that the track reflects ‘a bit of a fresh direction’ for them. Most notably, the track’s opening seems to be heavily inspired by The 1975’s hit, ‘A Change of Heart’.
Overall, the track is feel-good and is for the most part easy listening with the repetition of the drawn out ‘Let’s drive around’ definitely raising dreams of summertime. Youth is further captured in the track with the incorporation of the concepts of love and drugs; ‘I’ll try it all if you stay in the room’ and ‘I’ll
Most interestingly, however, is the lyrical breakdown in the second half of the track. Reminiscent of ‘Listen To Your Friends’ by Declan McKenna, this section almost mirrors that of a speech. It gives the track a political dimension affiliated with the tracks overall lyrical content, starting with the provocative:
“The problem is drugs / The problem is thugs / The problem is girls treating boys like mugs, and vice versa / See the problem doesn’t start from the outside, but in / It starts with the local area / If you can make the local area less scary, we might have a chance of changing the world”
As a whole, the track satisfies the indie-pop genre. With the exploration of common concepts, while bringing in references to the political climate; the lyrical breakdown particularly raising anticipation regarding the future directions the band may take.
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