Silent Sleep return with the opening track from their forthcoming second album and Getintothis’ Sam Banks is utterly captivated by the band’s latest offering.
Chris McIntosh. He’s a man of many talents who works tirelessly to find the perfect acoustical antidote. His band Silent Sleep (with friends, of course) has established a solid reputation as part of the city’s music scene.
The band released their debut album, Walk Me To The Sea, on vinyl last year. The record went down an absolute treat, packed with horns, strings and other rarities. Silent Sleep produced an organic sound which complimented their emotive and truthful compositions.
Well, much to our delight, they have returned and dropped their new single, I Wish It Could Be Different.
Instantly, the track welts you with swelling melodies which are provided by Bird, before McIntosh’s emotive lyrical content pervades your stereo.
It is extremely reminiscent of Sufjan Stevens’ earlier material. The joyous melancholia takes hold, providing us with ample contrasting emotions – as does Sufjan. The composition doesn’t differ too much from their debut release but Dan Croll and Andy Donovan help provide depth and quality.
This superbly executed track is a mere snippet of what’s to come from McIntosh over the next few months. So, fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride.