Sleep Signals Drop New Music Along With EP Release Date For 2020; Exclusive Interview With Vocalist Robert Cosgrove Here Only
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By: Anthony Cannella
Sleep Signals recently dropped some massive news with the announcement of their next EP ‘2020’ coming out on May 8th! Along with that announcement, Sleep Signals gave us a taste of what’s to come with putting out the second song on the new EP “Fireproof” with an insane music video to follow. Check out the music video for “Fireproof” below!
With hearing this news, we knew that we had to know more about this outstanding project. We shared words with Sleep Signals vocalist Robert Cosgrove about everything. Check out below on what he had to say!
HeadRush Tv: Hello Sleep Signals, first off it’s amazing to hear from you guys! Your new EP is dropping in 2020 along with a new song “Fireproof” that is on it and being release February 28th! With you guys being in the studio working on this project since May of 2019, how does it feel that the release date is finally here and the first song is being released?
Robert Cosgrove: It’s amazing to finally get some new music out! We’ve been working hard in the studio between tours for months and it’s great to finally see a finished product. We’d never spent that much time in the studio on a release, so it feels really good to finally have a tangible product in our hands!
HeadRush Tv: Following up 2017’s “At the End of the World” which was a huge success for you guys! What things did you take from that project that you converted into this one? And How did the process differ on this EP than “At the End of the World”?
Robert Cosgrove: ATEOTW was a really big EP for us, we grew a lot musically. I think we’ve pulled a lot of that growth forward into “2020”. The way we wrote this EP was a lot different than the last few. We worked with a local producer, Ian Combs, so we were able to spend a lot more time on the writing and pre-production for this album. The past few albums we had done in Kansas City and Memphis, so we had a timeframe to get in and do everything all at once. I think having the ability to let some of the music simmer for a while really helped the overall product. There was a lot less pressure to just “get it done” and really focus on writing the best songs we could. Everyone in the band was a lot more involved with the writing on this album too, so that was really cool. I think it allowed us to pull inspiration from a lot more angles than anything we’d done in the past.
HeadRush Tv: With you guys working non-stop on this new EP, What was your guys motivation and inspiration during this creative time period?
Robert Cosgrove: Our main motivating factor was really just putting out some great music for everybody who has been with us through this crazy 5 years. It was long overdue! We did 4 major US tours over the past 14 months and met a lot of awesome people and we wanted to make this record for them. We’re proud to be an independent band and our fanbase is the only thing that keeps us doing what we love to do, so this album is for everybody who has come out to see us live or come up to us after a show to get to know us. That is what motivated us.
As far as inspiration and the creativity with this album, we thought it would be fitting to do something special for the year 2020. When we were kids, everybody talked about the year 2020 and what we thought it would be like. Media and film and everything growing up always made 2020 stand out as this year where technology would be so advanced that we’d have flying cars and robots and everything. We wanted to make something that reminded us of that nostalgia, something of a “80s rendition of what we thought the year 2020 would be”. We really took the idea and ran with it. All the artwork, the music videos, the orchestration and synth in the tracks, everything...
HeadRush Tv: So, there is a song that is being released off the EP, “Fireproof”, along with a killer music video for it. We had a chance to view a snippet of it before it came out and we couldn’t wait to see it all! What was filming this video like and what statement were you guys trying to get across with the song/video?
Robert Cosgrove: We had a blast filming the music video for “Fireproof” and worked with some very talented individuals putting it together. Conceptually, the song is about the girl who is “Just too cool,” but everybody wants to be with. Everybody who touches her gets burned, but the protagonist is like, “I can handle this.” So in the music video, we just really tried to express that visually and show the frustration and depression that the protagonist was going through. Everybody can relate to this one way or the other, so it was a cool concept. We tried something new with this video where we shot the whole band individually instead of as a group and I think it turned out really cool!
HeadRush Tv: Sleep Signals thank you so much for everything and congratulations on the song/music video release and the announcement of when your EP will drop! For your fans reading this, what more can they expect from you guys this year aside from this release?
Robert Cosgrove: As always, our fans can expect us to hit the road hard. We love to meet fans, so we always urge people to just come up and talk to us at a show! We want to get to know you and see you next time we come back through your city! You can expect a lot of tour dates this year supporting the new EP and we can’t wait to get back out on the road to play these new tunes for all of you!
As Robert said in the interview, Sleep Signals will be hitting the road hard this year and to back that statement up, they released a bunch of dates for the EP Release Tour! We assure you that you do not want to miss out on these shows as Sleep Signals will be giving you everything they got. See tour dates below!
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