A haunted TV + a massive chorus = 'Sleepless In Phoenix'.
Blessthefall have dropped a video for 'Sleepless In Phoenix'.
It's about someone buying a haunted TV. Really.
Check it out here:
It's taken from the band's new album 'Hard Feelings', out now via Rise Records.
Listen to the whole thing here:
We recently caught up with frontman Beau Bokan on the Rock Sound Podcast, and he wasn't pulling his punches.
Here's a taste of what he had to say:
WITH SONGS LIKE ‘I’M OVER BEING UNDER(RATED)’ AND ‘FEELING LOW’ RIGHT DOWN TO THE ALBUM’S TITLE, WAS IT CATHARTIC PUTTING ‘HARD FEELINGS’ TOGETHER?
"It was. And like I said, we were at the point where we were like, 'Do we keep rolling, do we keep doing this? We could just all go and get good jobs somewhere and I won’t have to leave my fucking family for months at a time!' So yeah definitely, there’s so much emotion in this record and I think it’s one of my favourites as far as lyrics go as well. I feel like I really channeled those feelings of feeling like no one gave a fuck about us anymore and feeling like our label doesn’t give a fuck about us, the scene doesn’t give a fuck about us anymore."
"You know all these bands are coming through and getting big and everyone’s jumping on the hot new thing, so all of that was channeled into the record and just having to leave my family. We went to Arizona to do the album for about a month. We rented a big old Airbnb house and Tyler Smyth our producer came in. We were going to Europe for seven weeks and it was all time away from the family. As I’m writing I’m thinking, 'Holy fuck, I’m going to be away from my daughter and my wife for seven weeks, I’ve never been gone that long’ So that all went into it; that shitty, dark place of like, ‘Fuck man, am I doing the right thing?'"
HAS IT BEEN FRUSTRATING SEEING THE INDUSTRY CHANGE LIKE THAT?
"Yeah. You know, I don’t want to be the old jaded dude but it is hard to see. At the same time I know that there’s going to be a backlash to all the overly regurgitated, same EDM songs, like The Chainsmokers’ song that you hear because everyone else wants to sound like that. There’s going to be a backlash to that part of it gives me some hope that it’s going to go the other way, rock and roll’s going to come back, it just has to. And I also see that if these guys can make it, then we can!"
"I don’t want to take anything away from those people because I have friends who are successful DJs so I don’t want to bash on them, it’s just frustrating for me because it’s like, ‘Man, you can just write a fucking hit song then and there and in a few hours be done with it and there’s no overhead? You don’t have to go to a studio and get drummers and this and that?' It is a little frustrating at times, but I understand that’s where we are now and I think rock and roll’s going to make a comeback. I hope we’re at the forefront of it."