Newcastle quartet Deep.Sleep drop new single ‘Drive’ about a relationship built on problems that we’d all rather like to ignore.
The new single is the first for the indie pop band since June as they build up a strong reputation for energetic live shows. Deep.Sleep continues to gig around the UK gaining attention through their catchy and anthemic sounds.
Speaking about the single, the band said: “Built on problems that the both of us liked to ignore. The song itself was about my overwhelming desire to make things work and how I’d try anything once if it meant that I could spend another week or two pretending everything was fine. It’s quite sad really.
“It’s a retrospective look at that relationship and how at the time, although it felt like the world was ending – the matter of the fact was the world has gone to shit a bit. It’s a real social commentary on how we see the world at the moment and how everything we consume, in order to create as artists ourselves, is ultimately at risk of going under due to social pressure and the expectations that society can have on an individual, never mind a massive rockstar like Mac Miller or Lil Peep.
“You can’t say ‘don’t do drugs’ anymore because that makes it rock and roll to do so, instead, I think it’s about raising awareness of the consequences of substituting serotonin with something that gives off the same effect, but on a short term basis. That’s what it really boils down to. It’s about the fact that when it comes to mental health, it’s never too late until it’s too late to get help.
“We think it’s important, so we wrote a pop song about it.”
Singles such as ‘1994’, and ‘Orange English Sun’ further cement the band’s status as ones to be watching as they garner up some irradiating feel-good vibes.