Watch the video for Fiddlehead’s new single, Sleepyhead

Fiddlehead have unveiled a new single which, according to vocalist Pat Flynn, is about “the stuck-ness that comes with deep depression”.

Watch the video for Fiddlehead’s new single, Sleepyhead
Emily Carter

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 upside”.

“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 upside?”

Death Is Nothing To Us is due out on August 18 via Run For Cover.

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