Saturday 2nd December 2017
Following on from the release of their debut EP “The Hospital Party” last year, As Sirens Fall have recently released their next single “In My Mind” featuring Skindred’s lead vocalist Benji Webbe. Thinking back to when I first listened to their EP, I remember how diverse the tracks came across and was bowled over by how right these guys were already getting it, even in the early days of finding their feet. Talking about the challenges of putting the EP together, the band commented that “The biggest challenge was making the songs on the EP work together. Each song sounds very different to the last, and that’s always the band that we’ve been. We’ve never liked the idea of sticking to any single genre or getting pigeonholed, and we wanted this EP to scream that.” Almost a year and a half since that release the band have gone from strength to strength, and are now presenting us with yet another storming single.
Take The Power Back. It is the battle cry of Keighley natives As Sirens Fall on their anthemic new single “In My Mind,” telling a story that resonates on many levels. From the beginnings of the uprising against the establishment as shown in “In My Mind’s” creative music video, to the lyric inspiration of being a positive message against mental illness, depression and the struggles of everyday life, “In My Mind” is a song the band hope will help people when they need it most.
Talking about the single, frontman Mikey Lord says that “This is actually an older song of ours. When we got together to begin writing together after THE HOSPITAL PARTY, we dug this old thing back up and brought it back to life. I’m so glad we did. The video is absolute insanity. I cannot believe we pulled something like this off. We shot enough footage to make a short film. Fitting this into a 4 minute music video was an absolute nightmare. I can’t wait to see what people think of what we’ve been up to. It was awesome working with Benji. He’s super friendly and professional and when he added his vocal parts in, he helped us bring this song to life. His presence in the video is amazing. The guy is a rock n roll machine. We wanted to represent how hard it is for people to talk about mental health, and not only that it is hard – but that people are often pushed into not acknowledging it at all. It’s been a hard year for the people in this band, but it feels really good to come back with something that we’re all so proud of and excited about. We left the black and whites of THE HOSPITAL PARTY behind. We decided to introduce way more colour into the whole image of the band. It felt like a step forward.”