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With its 2012 EP If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack, the Orlando quintet Sleeping with Sirens unplugs and goes acoustic. Silky-voiced Kellin Quinn bookends the EP with two reworked songs from the band's 2010 debut album, With Ears to See, and Eyes to Hear. “Scene One—James Dean & Audrey Hepburn” sets the tone with a lovely, stripped-down version where he sings a new and softer life into the song. Quinn and his band close out the recording by transforming the title track from a wound-up screamo storm of raw emotion into a gripping power ballad. In between, Sleeping with Sirens graces us with three new tunes. “Roger Rabbit” is beachy campfire R&B with a panoramic chorus replete with symphonic cellos. Quinn does well to approximate the feeling of nervous, lovesick nausea in “Stomach Tied in Knots,” where he sings about that universal feeling of losing appetite and sleep when we can no longer have somebody we urgently need. The band picks up the pace in the shuffling, string-laden “Don’t You Ever Forget About Me.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

With its 2012 EP If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack, the Orlando quintet Sleeping with Sirens unplugs and goes acoustic. Silky-voiced Kellin Quinn bookends the EP with two reworked songs from the band's 2010 debut album, With Ears to See, and Eyes to Hear. “Scene One—James Dean & Audrey Hepburn” sets the tone with a lovely, stripped-down version where he sings a new and softer life into the song. Quinn and his band close out the recording by transforming the title track from a wound-up screamo storm of raw emotion into a gripping power ballad. In between, Sleeping with Sirens graces us with three new tunes. “Roger Rabbit” is beachy campfire R&B with a panoramic chorus replete with symphonic cellos. Quinn does well to approximate the feeling of nervous, lovesick nausea in “Stomach Tied in Knots,” where he sings about that universal feeling of losing appetite and sleep when we can no longer have somebody we urgently need. The band picks up the pace in the shuffling, string-laden “Don’t You Ever Forget About Me.”

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About Sleeping With Sirens

Falling on the more melodic side of the post-hardcore world, Florida's Sleeping with Sirens create a whirlwind of emotion with their yearning and aggressive blend of metal and emo influences. Formed in 2009, Sleeping with Sirens -- featuring vocalist Kellin Quinn, guitarists Jack Fowler and Jesse Lawson, bassist Justin Hills, and drummer Gabe Barham -- quickly caught the attention of metalcore label Rise Records, which signed them and released their debut record, With Ears to See, And Eyes to Hear, in 2010. The album launched the band onto the Billboard Heatseekers chart, debuting at number seven and selling over 25,000 copies. Their sophomore effort, Let's Cheers to This, arrived in May of the following year. At the beginning of 2013, the bandmembers announced they had entered the studio to record their third album, and Feel was released just six months later. The album debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Madness, the band's fourth studio long-player and first outing for Epitaph Records, arrived in early 2015. Live and Unplugged followed the next year, an acoustic set that also included covers of Sublime's "Santeria" and Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." The band's fifth set, Gossip, arrived in 2017 on Warner Bros. Produced by David Bendeth, the album featured the lead single "Legends." ~ Gregory Heaney

  • ORIGIN
    Orlando, FL
  • FORMED
    2009

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