Premiere: Sleepwell – ‘Acreman’

Sleepwell pour loss into their music for new single, ‘Acreman’. 

Bridging emo, alternative rock and post-punk, Brisbane outfit Sleepwell today share their anguished and heartfelt new single, the ballad-y ‘Acreman‘. This emotive new song is a loving, mournful and desperate call for the memory of a lost friend; a necessary creative outlet to facilitate the quartet’s healing process following a shared personal tragedy.

After a soft, lulling intro that pulls you in close, Sleepwell suddenly erupts into steady yet balanced and driving rock instrumentals. From there, vocalist Casey Ford’s raw yet palpable vocals detail a close-to-home story of grief processes and loving memories of now passed-on friends. Talking about this somber single, Casey said that it’s “…intended to help understand and portray personal grief.” Adding that it’s a “struggle to accept the death of a loved one and how pivotal that experience can prove to be in a young person’s life.”

Over the three minutes of ‘Acreman‘, Sleepwell carries you over a whole host of heavy feelings. As it’s all about remembering a dear friend’s travels, their experiences, and how all of that interacted with your own life. It lyrically talks of matching tattoos and missing a friend after their gone; just wishing you could trade places with them. It’s a song about coming to terms with loss and circumstance; about trying to move on from death but also remembering the love that was had and shared between them and you.

After the release of their debut EP ‘Rose-Tinted Gold‘ in November 2016, this new track shows a really solid progression from where Sleepwell was and to where they can go from here. It’s a newer, better era for Sleepwell, and that’s not even mentioning the moving, emotional weight at the very real heart of their latest track either. Join them below:

To celebrate the release of ‘Acreman’, Sleepwell will support Moose Blood, Hundredth & Satellites on Saturday, September 8th at The Triffid in Brisbane! All gig deets here!

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