Sleep Token have finally released the penultimate cut ‘Drag Me Under’ from their forthcoming debut album Sundowning, available Friday, November 22 through Caroline Australia and Spinefarm Records.
The anonymous duo, fronted by Vessel 1 and Vessel 2, have been releasing a calculated string of waterfall singles, consistently launched at sundown GMT. The tracks have dropped between June to November this year. The lead-up to Sundowning has weaved through the passing of seasons and recruited hundreds and thousands of followers.
Sundowning, which features the gorgeous latest single, ‘Drag Me Under’, is enrapturing ears and minds at all turns. It’s no surprise really, the band are genreless in their approach, delicate in their delivery and mysterious in their facade. Every song released so far from their upcoming project has not disappointed, and we cannot wait for the full album to finally be in our hands.
To explain the album title, Sundowning, or sundown syndrome, is a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia. The term ‘sundowning’ was coined due to the timing of the patient’s confusion. For patients with sundowning syndrome, a multitude of behavioural problems begin to occur in the evening or while the sun is setting.
It’s the perfect title for the band’s newest release, as every song attached under the title, such as ‘Dark Signs’, has been a perfect creation of tempered confusion, blissful restlessness and merciful panic. Songs twist and twine like poems to the ocean, and ‘Drag Me Under’ has to be one of our favourites so far.
Sleep Token reveals an evenly-spaced, precisely-timed sequence of recordings on Sundowning that stands as both individual touchstones and carefully aligned musical pieces, all informed by a common emotional thread with a flow of graphics and videos specific to each song. The end result: a digital and physical release of the album on November 22nd Australian time.