The new era of Sleeping with Sirens is officially here!
After teasing fans earlier this week with cryptic messages and a social media purge, the group has confirmed that it was all in preparation to launch the band’s newest iteration.
On Wednesday (June 19), the Florida-founded act announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album. Titled How It Feels to Be Lost, the 11-track record is due out Sept. 9 through Sumerian Records.
Pre-orders for How It Feels to Be Lost are now available for purchase on the band’s website. How It Feels to Be Lost is the follow-up to 2017’s Gossip.
To coincide with the new album announcement, the quintet shared the music video for the record’s lead single, “Leave It All Behind.” As teased on Monday, the three-and-a-half-minute clip begins with frontman Kellin Quinn walking the lobby of a hotel or apartment building.
He gets into an elevator and exits on a specific floor before entering a room (room 13 for those of you who are curious). While in the room, he changes from his casual attire to a suit before having a full meltdown in the bathroom. He throws himself out of the room’s window, but never quite reaches the ground.
Instead, he ends up in what looks like an alternate world where the rest of the band is awaiting his arrival. For a portion of the clip, the viewer watches the band perform the song. Suddenly, the video cuts to the five guys with glass boxes around their heads as it fills up with water. As they all begin to panic, the water slowly drains. When they’re released from their constraints, they come face-to-face with a burning world in front of them
Is this meant to be a metaphor for the band shedding their former sound/selves? Probably.
Watch the music video for “Leave It All Behind” above.
In conjunction with the new album announcement, Quinn conducted an interview with Loudwire where he spoke about the making of the album and how the group almost went on hiatus. He even reveals how the band’s massive success with Gossip had him feeling like a fraud, not believing a single word he sang, and how he would drink to numb his feeling of insecurity. Read the full Loudwire interview here.
Sleeping with Sirens will join the Used, Sum 41, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more on the inaugural Disrupt Festival. The tour begins later this week at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas. The full tour itinerary can be found here.