On November 10th, the Orlando band, Sleeping With Sirens released the first single off of their fourth studio album, on Youtube with an official video. They then released the new single onto iTunes on the 17th of November (2014). I must say I personally was not expecting this, but I must say that I’m loving this song.
The song is a very fast paced, well blended rock/post-hardcore song. With the beat and the tempo, it brings the song along with the message. The whole idea behind the lyrics, is really what connects to the listener. This is due to the fact that there is a touch of anger behind the lyrics, as they talk about what people are thinking when they see someone. It’s talking about judging people without knowing them and bringing them down with what and who people assume them to be, but they actually don’t even know the person. They are making assumptions. Like the lyrics say, “You sick judgemental fools / I’ll bury you six feet deep / So tired of your rules / Fuck you and your opinion / How could you be so blind? / What goes around / Comes back around in time / You don’t know shit,” (www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sleepingwithsirens/kickme). Now the lyrics also say that while these people are judging you, they are basically kicking you when you are down and also when your back is turned. No one likes to be judged for what it is that they look like. Let’s face it, you can look like a certain stereotype but that doesn’t mean that you are that stereotype, or that you don’t deserve to be treated with respect.
The lyrics also go on to say, “Keep looking down on me, / I am more than you’ll ever be / Cut me deep but I won’t bleed,”(www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sleepingwithsirens/kickme). So basically even though you are being judged for what you look like and being labeled as something, you are better than that person as you are (probably) not judging them due to how they look. It’s almost like the famous saying goes, ’sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’.
So overall this new single presents a great look at a part of today’s society. It makes you feel better in a way that even though someones judging you on appearance, they really don’t know you, so it really doesn’t matter about their opinion. With this being the first look into the new SWS album, I, myself am very excited to see what else is in store for this band and their upcoming album.
Now this song is more on the rock side, not bringing in any type of screamo (which I know many people do not like), but if you like rock you should check this song out. Either way, whether you like rock or not, you should still give it a listen. You might like it. You never know.
If you wanna give this song a listen, go check out the official video on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnAdy_wvxMo
Alyssa (Rolling Music Reviews)