In the new issue of Rock Sound, Sleeping With Sirens' Kellin Quinn updates us direct from the studio. Here's what he we've been told to expect from album number four...
All the songs have been written with the stage in mind
Sirens want the songs on their new album to sound as close to a live performance as possible. “Sometimes when you write a song, you find that playing it live becomes a challenge," Kellin tells us, "so we wanted to eliminate that aspect and make sure that every track can be played live.”
It probably won't be as much of a suprise as 'Feel'
‘Feel’ ended up deviating from the usual Sleeping With Sirens template, and though they pushed some boundaries, it divided opinions in the process. Regarding whether this album will be another big departure musically, Kellin says: “I’m not sure it’s quite so extreme, but then again that wasn’t really a goal we had coming in to this album.”
Either way, it'll be a meticulously-crafted collection of SWS bangers
Sleeping With Sirens aren't resting on their laurels this time around. With 45 - 50 songs to be whittled down to the final cut, Kellin says they’ve been “working on some of them for about a year now” and that “the quality is higher than it’s ever been.” Sounds good to us!
It'll mark the beginning of a new era for the band
As they're no longer a part of the Rise Records stable, SWS have full control over album number four. “We’re able to do things completely at our own pace, and we don’t need to worry about compromise,” Kellin confirms about being free agents. “We’ve reached a point where we want to do something different”.
It's the most ambitious record they've ever worked on
"This record will be the best collection of songs Sleeping With Sirens have ever produced," says the frontman. "When it comes to making the best album of our career, failure is not an option.”
To read the full feature, download the new issue, or order a copy direct to your door today. It's in UK / Irish stores now. Sleeping With Sirens will return the UK and Europe in spring 2015 as part of their co-headline World Tour with Pierce The Veil. Tickets are on sale now!