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Watch Sleep On It’s Video For ‘Memorial Day’ - Taken From An ACLU Benefit Compilation

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 14 April at 17.55

Today, we're premiering Sleep On It's beautiful video for their re-recorded version of 'Memorial Day'.

The song is taken from 'Music For Everyone' - a compilation featuring the likes of Taking Back SundayFrank Iero and (of course) Sleep On It - which was organised to benefit the ACLU and is available now.

There's an awful lot to say about all of this but first, let's watch the clip...

"'Memorial Day' was inspired by a conversation I had with my grandfather, a WWII veteran," explains guitarist / vocalist TJ Horansky.

"It's about wanting to be as strong, brave and kind as the men who came before me. My father taught me to be selfless and respectful to EVERYONE; I try to live up to that example every day. In that way, we felt Memorial Day was a thematic reflection of the ACLU's mission and dedication to protecting the rights of EVERYONE in this country.

"'Memorial Day' is also a very special part of Sleep On It's history. Originally appearing on our EP 'Safe Again', we decided to re-work and re-record the song specifically for this compilation. It is an emblematic tie of the past to the present. In that same vein, we were honored to have our former lead vocalist John Cass sing on the track again. We love you, dude!

"Thank you again to John Nolan and Taking Back Sunday for inviting us to be a part of something so positive. As a reminder, ALL proceeds will go to the ACLU and their fight against discrimination towards people of color, Muslims, women and the LGBT community."

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