- 07 Jun 23
Catch Big Sleep performing at London's Map Studio Café on 21st June.
Dublin-based indie-pop kids Big Sleep have released an infectiously groovy new single 'Easy', blending their perfected cocktail of dream pop and 80s synth wave sounds to create a song that goes down all too seamlessly.
The track explores the realities of young people growing up in the digital age, where comparison and self scrutiny are made easier than ever with social media at our fingertips.
The groove-driven tune is filled with lyrics of regretful observations of others, and following a smooth bass-heavy intro, the lyrics observe the way many feel about social media - "well mister isn't it easy, playing out your fantasy".
The track flows upon a foundation of laid back rhythms and lush guitar refrains to create a euphoric, nostalgic sound that is utterly irresistible.
The soundscape ebbs and flows gloriously – layered guitars ripple between elastic bass grooves, as the lyrics continue to explore the way many feel scrolling through the online lives of strangers. "And all I see, is you having the time of your life/ well maybe just like the rest of us, you're breathin' heavy under the LED lights".
According to Big Sleep, 'Easy' has a "different energy" from the other tracks on the band's upcoming EP. "It's a really groove driven tune, we all agreed that one of the stand out parts for us was the bassline and how it interacts with Matte's (drummer Matteo Poli) drum part.
"The song came about one day while scrolling on Youtube when we came across a video of a drummer playing a Tame Impala inspired drum pattern which spurred the idea for the drum part in the track which is ironic since it's a song about the Internet age we live in and the younger generation have trying to find their own voice in the midst of all the noise."
Listeners will easily draw comparisons to the sounds of 80s synth icons Tears for Fears, or the dream pop melodies of Canadian stars Men I Trust.
The Dublin-based group partly came together at school and other's later joined through the city's live music scene. Blending indie-alternative influences with pop and soul, the Irish-Italian outfit creates soundscapes that land in the intersection somewhere between JJ Cale, Jamiroqaui, and Joy Division.
The new single is the second release off Big Sleep's Sophomore 5-track EP, Shivering. Working off a strong foundation with their debut EP Feeling Something Someday released last summer, the Dublin quartet's upcoming project will surely secure success for the band, as they continue to produce pristine pop songs brimming with feelings of nostalgia.
Big Sleep's debut EP Feeling Something Someday received international radio play and featured on Spotify's 'Hot New Bands', 'All New Rock' and 'New Music Friday' playlists.
The band found festival fame last summer, performing packed out shows at Sea Sessions and Electric Picnic, and followed this with a tour across Ireland and the UK. The band joined acclaimed indie rocker, Somebody's Child on their Irish Tour earlier this year, and are now set to release a string of singles ahead of their Sophomore EP release.
Listeners can catch the band at London's Map Studio Café later this June, as well as at Indiependence festival in Cork in August.
Listen to 'Easy' below.
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