Fiddlehead have released a new track, ‘Sleepyhead’, from their upcoming album Death Is Nothing to Us. It follows lead single ‘Sullenboy’, which made it onto our best songs of the week list. Check out a video for it below.
“There’s no real great lyrical upside to this song,” vocalist Pat Flynn explained in a statement. “I wanted to write a song that could capture the stuck-ness that comes with deep depression. Ultimately, this is a song about tuning out and looking away from the brokenness in one’s life on earth in favor of quick comfort. It is kind of a conversation between two people or two minds. The so-called ‘Sleepyhead’ is a woeful person depressed by the way of the world who chooses to deal with the sadness of it all with excessive sleep. Somewhere in there, however, is a voice of reason that offers perspective – but, to no avail, as the two voices come together in resignation to the weight of the hold that a thick ‘bout of deep depression’ can lay on someone. I see the song as essential to the arc of the record, which ultimately turned out to be a climb out of such a sad state. So, perhaps that’s the upside?”
Death Is Nothing to Us