NewsJuly 22, 2022 9:26 AM ET2,168 views

Norma Jean share "Sleep Explosion" music video

Deathrattle Sing For Me out August 12th

Norma Jean 2022

Norma Jean has shared their Kevin Johnson-directed video for "Sleep Explosion". The track is the third single off the band's upcoming album, Deathrattle Sing For Me. The effort will be put out through Solid State Records on August 12th, you can preorder the album here.

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Frontman Cory Brandan had the following to say about the record:

"Destruction is a variant of completion. We were nearing the end of a tour in January 2022, after a series of house shows. It was a couple of months before we started writing 'Deathrattle Sing For Me' when I first heard the demo for this song. Grayson texted it to me. I looked at my phone and saw the mock title 'Valentine's Day Ass Beater'. Immediately, I put on headphones and listened. Why hadn't I heard this yet? It just got me so excited to start writing."

He continues: "We were staying with a friend that night and I opted to sleep in the van so I could listen to this song over and over. I pretty much wrote all the vocals for it that night and not much of it changed. I think sometimes we might think that we've spent so much time on something that we have to continue on the same path. Behind the music, I believe that changing your mind is freeing and we should be prepared and excited to do it anytime we want. Changing my mind is one of my favorite super powers. 24 hours and a new beginning!"

This record was really about banding together, it embodies the camaraderie of our brotherhood in NORMA JEAN. At the time, we needed something to do, and we wrote these songs for our own souls. The record was necessary to keep me alive in a very literal sense. It's a deeper place."

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