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Sleeping With Sirens performed a live session with KROQ last night, and they played the title track from their upcoming album Gossip live for the very first time!
You can watch the entire performance here, where they played “Gossip,” a Sulbime cover and “Legends.”
Check out Sleeping With Sirens' amazing acoustic performance below, just skip ahead to 10:30!
When asked about the song, Quinn says:
“That song, to me, is a really special one just because I feel like a lot of people can relate to dealing with cyberbullying and all that stuff on the internet—a lot of people have opinions and a lot of people have the oppurtunity to voice their opinions via online, so I wanted to write a song about just being who I am and being honest. I'm not a perfect person, but don't believe the lies that you hear about people—give people a chance to be human, and that's what that song's all about.”
Alt Press caught up with Vocalist Kellin Quinn and guitarist Jack Fowler to talk more about the new album, describing it as both dark in both sound and lyrical content. But like all things, darkness has its natural opposite, and that’s an element that SWS never forget to include in their songwriting.
“I think [it’s about] being lost and then finding hope,” Quinn says. “It’s a dark record. It sounds dark, but there’s a hopefulness in everything. That’s always something I’ve tried to do as a vocalist. When I write about a sad topic, I always want there to be a light at the end of the tunnel.”
They explain that creating their fifth album has both lifted them up and grounded them, explaining that what fans will hear of them on this album is a more true representation of Sleeping With Sirens.
“I think we’re a completely different band as opposed to the last time you saw us,” Fowler revealed. “If you see us on this record [cycle], you’re gonna have the best night of your life and the best show [from] our band. It’s gonna make you dance, it’s gonna make you cry.”
The band released a new single last week, so check out “Cheers” if you haven't already!
Sleeping With Sirens are about to head out on an intimate headlining tour in support of Gossip. See the full list of cities and dates below!
08/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
09/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
09/02 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage
09/05 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
09/07 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
09/08 – Chicago, [email protected] Bottom Lounge
09/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
09/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
09/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/13 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
09/15 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
09/16 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
09/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/20 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
09/22 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
09/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
09/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
09/26 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
09/27 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
09/28 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
09/30 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
09/01 – Madison, WI @ WJJO Sonic Boom Festival
What do you think of Sleeping With Sirens' live rendition of “Gossip”? Sound off in the comments below!
Watch more: Watch Sleeping With Sirens debut “Legends” live with a children’s choir