Sleep Outside Explore Nightmare Anxieties on New Single

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Photo Credit: Theodore Swaddling

Emerging emo-rock trio Sleep Outside are preparing to release their sophomore EP, ‘Lakes In Which To Drown In’, on November 1st. As a preview, they’ve shared an anxiety-riddled single called ‘Spider’.

Musically, it captures Sleep Outside‘s melodic quality and guitar-driven style. While lyrically, it sees vocalist and guitarist Adam Holborn stir up paranoid thoughts.

“This track is probably the most frightening look into my everyday mental state that I could possibly write,” the Sleep Outside frontman explained. “I’ve had nightmares pretty frequently for as long as I can remember but last summer I dyed my hair red for the first time, a weirdly big deal for someone so self-conscious, and that night I had the most terrifying nightmare about a big ass spider who was the same colour as my hair. I woke up and wrote that song pretty quickly the next day. The lyrics are pretty chaotic and felt like the realest representation of my day-to-day anxieties around everything I do.”

The track is accompanied by a vividly animated video, created by Theo Polyzoide.

‘Spider’ Lyrics

There’s a spider circling the bed, bright red, can’t tell if that’s it’s humour or just scare tactics
Is it venomous? I guess we’ll find out because he only seems to laugh the more you scream or you shout

What a nice day to tend to the weed because there’s nothing quite like rain to help them blossom to trees
So grab a shovel and get down in the dirt because it’s time to rip up roots til you’ve got blood on your shirt

So don’t be worried about about recurring nightmares
When they’re the only kind of constant that you have in your life,
You’ll still complain til the day you die

Go back to sleep, bury yourself in your dreams because there’s nothing like denial to help you settle in peace
Just keep pretending you aren’t scared of your dreams because a brave face won’t fool anyone despite what it seems

So don’t be worried about about recurring nightmares
When they’re the only kind of constant that you have in your life,
You’ll still complain til the day you die

Creeping, crawling, watch where you step
Don’t get caught in the web
He’ll be right there sitting, waiting,
Sharpening his fangs

Tell Me More Sleep Outside’s New EP – ‘Lakes In Which To Drown In’

Sleep Outside‘s new EP, ‘Lakes In Which To Drown In’, is set to be released on November 1st through Best Life Records.

In addition to ‘Spider’, it will include the previously released single – ‘Sick’.

Sleep Outside - ‘Lakes In Which To Drown In Artwork

1. I’d Give You The World if it Meant it Might Swallow Me Whole
2. Sick
3. Mathrock Millionaire
4. Spider
5. Awen
6. Lakes In Which To Drown In

Where Can I See Sleep Outside on Tour?

Sleep Outside will support the release of ‘Lakes In Which To Drown In’ with a run of UK dates in November and December.

1st Crofters Rights
2nd The Prince Albert, Bristol
3rd Heartbreakers, Brighton
4th 33 Oldham Street, Manchester
5th Percy Picklebackers, Nottingham
6th Duffy’s Bar, Leicester
8th Bloc, Glasgow
10th Wharf Chambers, Leeds
11th Hatch, Sheffield
12th Louis Marchesi Crypt, Norwich
8th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
9th The Grace, London


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