PREMIERE: Earth Is Gonna Blow by Sleeping Lessons
A few weeks ago I openly gushed about a beautifully intricate song from Melbourne’s Sleeping Lessons. The then three piece had just released Grow, a single that has shot itself squarely into the forefront of my consciousness whenever I begin considering my favourite music releases of the year. Fast forward just over 3 weeks and Sleeping Lessons have grown out to a 5 piece, made their Triple J debut and cemented themselves as one of the bands I am most excited to have emerged out of 2017… They’ve also got a new single, which Laundry Echo is thrilled to be premiering, in Earth Is Gonna Blow.
Earth Is Gonna Blow immediately strips back the clever intricacies of Grow to fall into a cushion of simple and warm song writing fundamentals that envelop the listener from the very first dance of rhythm and lead guitar. Vocalist Thad Paperello slumps relaxed somewhere between conversation and song, effortlessly drawing you into the track and carrying you through the swell of sounds mimicking and washing around him. Everything sounds calm, but nothing sounds lazy nor out of place in a song that grabs you like a hug in the midst of a shit day.
Earth Is Gonna Blow is a hint towards the depth in Sleeping Lessons as a band. Evocative of Big Scary’s Twin Rivers or Kid Sam’s Down To The Cemetery, Earth Is Gonna Blow, reprises the need for a song to come along every now and then and just sit lush and relaxed.
Not to be written off as a surface level song however, Earth Is Gonna Blow, is a swell of layers and instrumentation that builds a platform for lyrics of self-reflection and the end of the world. Asked of the meaning behind the song Paperello states:
"the song is pretty simple, acknowledging that the world is going down, it is all our fault, and although our impact makes little to no difference i still do it anyway."
With two singles, beautiful in their own rights, released in as many months we couldn’t be more excited for Peony Garden the bands upcoming LP due for release sometime in December.
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