The emo kids are scheming to take over the music scene! Sleeping With Sirens releases new single & music video “Complete Collapse” from their most recent album “Complete Collapse”.

Photo Credit – Nick Stafford

A new wave of emo music is sweeping the world! Spurred on by the trying events of the past few years, audiences have reconnected with the sound of emotionally charged music. Bands are reuniting and venues are selling out on an almost unprecedented level.

Amidst the onslaught of new music we have been enjoying this year, on 14 October 2022 Sleeping With Sirens released their single and accompanying music video “Complete Collapse”. The single was released along with their most recent album of the same name. The video for the single “Complete Collapse” was directed by Brian Cox (Bring Me The Horizon, The Used, Hollywood Undead). The video reinforces and expands on the themes of the song and flows very well with the music. The visuals and filters applied to the footage are dark but at the same time extremely vibrant. The set work ranges from the band waking up in the aftermath of a house party to playing in a colored set with psychedelic visuals and colored lights. At some points the camera pulls the band onto an interdimensional space ship as reality seems to crack and come unraveled around them.  

The devil you know is the devil you don’t

But it’s better the devil you know

Than the devil you don’t

But what is the song about you ask? Well, Dear Reader, hear me out. A journalist’s job is to report the facts. Music reviewers digest songs and albums to give us their opinions and ratings. However, when it comes to interpreting the meaning behind a song, sometimes the best person to tell that story is the person who wrote it. This is one of those cases. The following is what the artist himself, Kellin Quinn (vocals, songwriter) had to say about the single “Complete Collapse”.

“‘Complete Collapse’ is actually a song about how I was feeling mentally before the pandemic and how I could have completely collapsed if it weren’t for the time at home during the pandemic. Having the time to restore and not burn out was a godsend, which is ironic for how terrible the pandemic was. It is also the reason for the title and the picture on the cover of our album. I think it says it best we’re all just chilling at the pool drinking our martinis while everything is burning around us.” 

Be sure to check out Sleeping With Sirens “Complete Collapse” on all streaming platforms. As always stay safe out there and tune in to Glasse Factory for more music coverage!

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