So what if I die young, so what if I live forever? If all we love will leave us in the end, let's die together. What have the artists said about the song? We felt like this whole song was a really digestible version of the whole ‘SO WHAT?’ idea. With the lyrics ‘so what if I die young, so what if I live forever’, it’s not too complicated. It’s straight to the point. I remember getting back the masters to this record and thinking that so much of this album sounded wrong and didn’t work. Yet I forgot that with While She Sleeps you need to listen two or three times to really get into it. -Sean Long, Rock Sound. SO WHAT?" Track Info. Written By Lawrence Taylor. Release Date March 1, 2019. SO WHAT? While She Sleeps.
Even when they first burst on to the British metal scene with debut EP The North Stands For Nothing back in 2010, While She Sleeps had already forged their own instantly recognisable sound and identity.
While She Sleeps’ provocative new album So What? is the sound of genres being mashed. Sheffield’s ever-evolving punk metallers jump off the deep end. By Stephen Hill 2019-02-27T15:49:14Z Metal Hammer. 1. Anti-Social 2. I've Seen It All 3. Inspire 4. So What? 5. The Guilty Party 6. Haunt Me 7. Elephant 8. Set You Free 9. Good Grief 10. Back Of My Mind 11. Gates Of Paradise. Is this While She Sleeps’ best album? At this point, with so much density and so much that is alien to the ear, it’s hard to say. Is it one of the most challenging records in this scene from, almost certainly, its most challenging band? Absolutely.
While She Sleeps have returned with new album So What? and you better believe it was worth the wait. Take a look at our thoughts. The excitement I felt when I discovered that While She Sleeps are releasing another album only two years after their previous, You Are We is hard to put it into words. This band, unlike any other, is in control of all the skills, determination and creativity to make something unique and enjoyable time and time again. Politics tumble forth almost immediately; questioning one’s place in society; what is truth; why do we poison ourselves? It’s all there, elevated by a punchy stop start style riff that breaks into a pummelling breakdown section before transitioning into a whispering style bridge.
WHILE SHE SLEEPS have announced that their fourth studio album SO WHAT? will be released on March 1 via their ow n Sleeps Brothers label. They’ve also revealed its first single Anti-Social. Listen to the song and watch the video here. The track is an explosive, relentless four-minute anthem. It takes everything you know and love about While She Sleeps - clattering riffs, bruising breakdowns, snarling lyrics, and big-ass singalongs - and sticks them in a blender
Over to Sean: 'ANTI-SOCIAL' "This all stemmed from me writing the I’m not anti-social, I’m anti-bullshit’ line. SO WHAT' "We felt like this whole song was a really digestible version of the whole ‘SO WHAT?’ idea. It’s quite an easy way to show people how to let go.
While She Sleeps have an extraordinarily loyal fanbase. The fact that they are still a hugely popular modern metal band after their third album, You Are We, was directly funded by the fans and is named after the strong bond between artist and audience, speaks volumes to what can be achieved when you have the power of the people supporting you and what happens when a band gives what they receive. Coincidentally, While She Sleeps decides to shift towards the mainstream on their fourth album, So What", following in the steps of the modern metal titans Parkway Drive and Architects. Its glossy production job acts as a double-edged sword, accentuating the driven riffs on Elephant and short jazzy aerobic melodies on the title track as equally as the sickeningly cheesy zippo lighter/mobile air clean vocals on tracks such as Inspire, I’ve Seen It All and the nasally Gates of Paradise.
|I've Seen It All||4:12|
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|Set You Free||4:17|
|Back Of My Mind||4:27|
|Gates Of Paradise||5:20|
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