While She Sleeps

While She Sleeps Premiere Short Film For New Track “Eye To Eye”, Expanded Edition Of “Sleeps Society” Due Out In July


British metalcore band While She Sleeps will have an expanded edition of their latest album “Sleeps Society” out through Spinefarm on July 08th. A new single titled “Eye To Eye” precedes the effort and features a cinematic music video.

Guitarist Mat Welsh stated:

“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.”

The track listing for this new special edition of “Sleeps Society” will run as follows:

01 – “Enlightenment(?)
02 – “You Are All You Need
03 – “Systematic” (feat. Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari))
04 – “Eye To Eye
05 – “Nervous” (feat. Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro)
06 – “Pyai
07 – “Know Your Worth (Somebody)
08 – “No Defeat For The Brave” (feat. Deryck Whibley of Sum 41)
09 – “The Enemy Is The Inner Me
10 – “Division Street
11 – “Sleeps Society
12 – “Fakers Plague
13 – “The Long Way Home
14 – “You Are All You Need” (Acoustic)
15 – “Call Of The Void
16 – “Dn3 3ht

Pre-orders are available here.

The group’s upcoming touring plans include the following shows:

With Wage War, Gideon and Chamber:

04/25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
04/26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/27 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 (no Wage War/Chamber)
04/29 Albany, NY – Empire Live
04/30 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theater (no Wage War/Chamber)
05/01 Portland, ME – Aura
05/03 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
05/04 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/05 Worcester, MA – Palladium (no Wage War/Chamber)
05/07 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade (no Wage War/Chamber)
05/08 Fargo, ND – The Sanctuary
05/10 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
05/12 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
05/13 Bloomington, IL – The 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 – The Deluxe
05/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (no Wage War/Chamber)
05/20 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/21 Nashville, TN – The End (While She Sleeps only)

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