After dropping lead track ‘The Sun’, Adelaide alternative outfit Sleep Talk unleash their debut album Everything In Colour in full.
Detailing the desperate feeling of clinging to a relationship, ‘The Sun’ is one of the band’s most profound outputs to date, crying “what if the sun swallowed me whole and I don’t get to grow old?” and perfectly summing up the packed emotional force of the record.
The band just wrapped up their ‘Everything in Colour’ Tour, which saw them hit Sydney (SOLD OUT), Adelaide (SOLD OUT), Melbourne and Brisbane throughout April.
They’re now geared to support Hellions on their national run at their Adelaide show, and have just been announced as supports for none other than Ocean Grove for their national tour this month.
After announcing their signing to UNFD in February, Sleep Talk quickly unveiled the album’s title track which spun heads towards the effervescent five-piece.
In March, they backed it up with single ‘Slowfade’ which saw the band grace the cover of Spotify’s Homegrown & Heavy and enjoy air on The Faction, RAGE and Radio Adelaide.
“We started writing EIC towards the end of 2016. It felt good, and we all knew we were ready to do it,” says drummer Michael Belletti on the genesis of the record.
“We just wanted to write an honest and organic bunch of songs.
“We didn’t want to force anything or aim in a certain direction.
“We believed in each others abilities enough. We were excited and confident.”
Lead vocalist Jacob Clement says the intention of this record was to appeal to a wider breadth of listeners, explaining that he wanted to harness his own personal experiences, and make these accessible to listeners by way of wide interpretation.
“During the writing period for Everything In Colour there was a strong emphasis personally to present a more mature style of writing in comparison to prior Sleep Talk releases,” he explains.
“I also wanted to write content that maybe, to me, had a very specific meaning but was vague enough that people could interpret the lyrics how they deemed fit.”
With this album, Sleep Talk have delivered a raw, artistic commentary on universal aspects of human nature.
Sonically, it perfectly sums up the band’s uniquely precise-yet-frenetic slice of alternative, while lyrically it sees the band capture a whole new level of weight.
Sleep Talk first made their statement with their 2016 debut EP Growing Pains – a compelling release which harnessed raw frustrations on the trials of growing up.
‘Mother’ was a desperate ode to holding on to lost childhood dreams, ‘Watch You Leave’ detailed the aftermath of a failed young relationship, while ‘Yellow Cars’ navigated the struggles of growing up with parents with high expectations.
Everything In Colour takes Sleep Talk’s knack for honest and organic storytelling, ramping up the lyrical and sonic maturity in its wake and promising to propel the band to new heights.
Everything In Colour is out now and can be purchased here.