Sleep On It may perform in an arcade, but they are not interested in playing games.
Chicago’s Sleep On It cannot be stopped. With just under a month to go before their debut album Overexposed arrives in stores the band has shared a video for “Window,” the record’s second promotional single.
Using a blueprint similar to the one found in the group’s previous video for “Distant,” Sleep On It’s official visuals for “Window” combines narrative and performance footage to create a clip that is actually worth watching. The band performs in a perfectly lit Dave And Busters (which is never outright stated as a location – probably for copyright/clearance purposes) in between sequences detailing the simplicity of youth, as well as feeling the space between yourself and those who helped shape the person you are today. You can view the video above.
“The video for “Window” reflects the lyrical theme of loss,” explains guitarist and vocalist TJ Horansky.”The grief of loss can strike us at different times and in different ways. Through that process, we also remember the good times and how people changed us for the better. We chose an arcade for the live shots because wanted to incorporate a feeling of nostalgia in conjunction with the flashback shots. Fun fact: the young brothers in the video are Zech’s nephews.”
While watching “Window” I could not help thinking of the old adage that no man is an island. Every person you interact with contributes in some small way to the person you are and how you see the world around you. When we meet someone who opens our eyes to new and exciting ideas at a young age the connection forged between the two of you is almost impossible to describe. It’s as if you’ve found a way to collaborate on what is traditionally believed to be the individual journey of life. It’s the kind of thing we all dream to find, either with romantic entanglements or not, but unfortunately not everyone is fortunate enough to experience it during their time on this planet. If you have a person like that in your life, take some time after watching “Window” to let them know they are appreciated. They might need it more than you know.
You should also make time to pre-order Overexposed, which arrives in stores November 3 through Equal Vision Records. We were going to sit on this information for a few weeks longer, but we’re prepared to declare this album to be one of 2017’s best. Do not miss it.
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