Review : Sleeping with Sirens - If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
AltpressAcoustic releases have gotten a bad rap over the years. Generally, they're viewed as stopgap releases or record label contract-fulfillers, thrown together with not much thought given to the tracklisting or arrangements. Rising stars Sleeping With Sirens buck this trend entirely with If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack, a five-song EP that includes three brand new songs as well as two tracks from their first album, With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear, completely reconstructed. The result is nothing short of a smashing success. Current scene heartthrob Kellin Quinn delivers 18 straight minutes of powerful, sexy, R&B-inflected vocals, refraining from hitting those power notes to instead throw in some previously unseen white-boy soul ("Roger Rabbit"). The acoustic arrangements on these tracks are anything but sparse, too, with all sorts of bells and whistles popping up to accentuate Quinn's coos and come-ons, including strings, bells and even bongos....full text
Absolute punkIf You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack is an opportunity for Sleeping With Sirens to branch out from the usual stereotypes of the genre they're in, as I believe this style plays more into the band's strengths.
Throughout the 5 song EP, the band offers up three new tracks as well as re-interpretations of two of their most popular songs. It's a nice alternative to listeners who may have been turned off by the bands aggressive Saosin-leaning style of rock, as this EP shows off an entirely different side of Sleeping With Sirens (something they hinted at on their previous album Let's Cheers To This) The opening track “James Dean & Audrey Hepburn” (a re-worked version of their blazing hit “If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn) sets the tone of the entire EP as Quinn shows why he is one of the fastest rising vocalists in the scene. His vocals really stands out on EP highlight “Roger Rabbit,” an R&B infused track that balances Jesse Lawson's gentle strum with a pulsating electronic drum loop and Quinn's silky smooth vocal delivery. ...full text
Showing you the musicSleeping With Sirens have always been the band to play an acoustic set here and there, before or even after shows but finally Sleeping With Sirens has decided to record and write an 5 track acoustic EP titled If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack to be released on the 26th of June via Rise Records.
The band has created acoustic tracks before and they’ve turned out amazing to see that transition, but now we have studio tracks of 5 incredible renditions of SWS classics, 3 old tracks (James Dean & Audrey Hepburn, Stomach Tied In Knots & With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear) plus 2 brand new tracks (Roger Rabbit & Don’t You Ever Forget About Me)
The 5 tracks have been placed as Scenes like a movie, beginning with James Dean & Audrey Hepburn, this song was the anthem to Sleeping With Sirens when they were formed we’ve heard acoustic renditions of this but the instrumentation of this track is amazing, the adding of all the percussion and shakers gives this song a lot more light to it’s acoustic guitar counterpart....full text
Two sensesSleeping with Sirens is a five-piece band originally from Orlando, Florida. They are currently signed to Rise Records and have always had a special place in the current music scene because of their unique sound and lyrics contributed by the likes of vocalist Kellin Quinn. Whose unique vocal prowess compared to the likes of Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S), and Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Veil) contrasting with some back up screams creates a very catchy pop sound with elegantly placed moments of discord with the type of lyrics that make you feel all warm inside or reminisce about how much you hate an ex. On their third release a five song EP titled If You Were a Movie, Then This Would Be your Soundtrack this formula has been changed a little bit but still retains the classic tone of SWS that we all know and love.
With this EP they decided to take a step away from the norm, first by making it a completely acoustic EP, as well as putting it in the format of a movie. The EP contains three songs that were already on With Ears To See and Eyes to Hear (their first album) . Scene one – James Dean and Audrey Hepburn, and Scene Five – With Ears to See and Eyes to hear really show off Kellin’s ability to change the rhythm and the mood of the song to adjust to the mellow mood created on this EP. While scene three – Stomach Tied in Knots is a re-done B-side from Let’s Cheers to This; while the remaining songs on the EP are new....full text
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