MusicDon’t Sleep Announces New Album Details; Debuts Album’s New...

Don’t Sleep Announces New Album Details; Debuts Album’s New Single, Video


May 12 — Punk band Don’t Sleep is set to release its new album next month.

See Change is scheduled for release June 9 through End Hits Records. In anticipation of the record’s release, the band premiered the album’s second single, ‘Dead Inside‘ and its companion video Friday. The band premiered the video through Thrasher magazine. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Promise Made‘ and its video last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Dead Inside’ is starkly different from that of its predecessor. Where ‘Promise Made’ offers something more of a poppy sound and style, ‘Dead Inside’ presents more of a hardcore approach and sound.

Front man Dave Smalley got philosophical as he talked about the song’s lyrical theme.

“I have had a recurring dream, both in sleep and awake, where I am a hawk or other bird, flying and looking down on the fields and streams and gliding on the wind,” Smalley said. “A continuation of that has been one where I am soaring through space like the Silver Surfer, passing stars and comets and nebulas. That feeling of freedom, of being away from the problems of life. Wouldn’t that be great? I sort of incorporated that vision into this song, and the idea of gliding on the wind or through space, contrasted with the reality of day to day struggles that make us feel dead on the inside, sometimes — that juxtaposition of light and dark, of elation and despair, that makes us all human beings. A beautiful sadness, as one friend puts it.”

Courtesy: Thrasher Magazine / End Hits Records