Following on from last month’s Sullenboy, Fiddlehead have
unveiled the next single from their upcoming album Death Is Nothing To Us.
The post-hardcore band’s new track goes by the name Sleepyhead,
and according to frontman Pat Flynn it actually has “no real great lyrical
“I wanted to write a song that could capture the stuck-ness that
comes with deep depression,” Pat explains. “Ultimately, this is a song about
tuning out and looking away from the brokenness in one’s life on earth in favour
of quick comfort. It is kind of a conversation between two people or two minds.
The so-called Sleepyhead is a woeful person depressed by the way of the world
who chooses to deal with the sadness of it all with excessive sleep.
“Somewhere in there, however, is a voice of reason that offers
perspective – but, to no avail, as the two voices come together in resignation
to the weight of the hold that a thick ‘bout of deep depression’ can lay on
someone. I see the song as essential to the arc of the record, which ultimately
turned out to be a climb out of such a sad state. So, perhaps that’s the
Death Is Nothing To Us is due out on August 18 via Run For Cover.
Watch the video for Sleepyhead below: