Collegeville, Pennsylvania alt-rockers Sleep Cycles have just released a new single titled “Come On and Say It” (feat. Fred Mascherino).
The band says, ““Come On and Say It” is a song about lamenting a lost relationship with someone who was so close to you, yet as you grew up you grew apart. More importantly, is the POV of judgment that reigns over the lyrics as you disagree with someone’s growth or change in life. The chorus aggressively repeats the phrase “come on and say it”, an inner loop of hope for what once was against what is. That moment you pray the other person reaches out first to finally see eye to eye, dancing with resentful remorse unapologetically. The song’s explosive end chorus expresses everything you wish they said but never did.”
Sleep Cycles’ mix of melodramatic emo and punk influences drive their songwriting styles as “big, fast and heavy”. Sleep Cycles came together in the summer of 2019 as lead singer/guitarist Chris Newhard began writing with bassist Chris Poulsen, who met each other while playing in Philadelphia-based band, Promise of Redemption. Poulsen, whose resume also includes Tokyo Rose, The Color Fred and Secondhand Serenade, felt the ideas were worth exploring more so they agreed to search for another guitar player. Their search landed on Stephen Morrell, former lead guitarist for Philadelphia-based pop-punk veterans An Honest Year, who Newhard had met previously working with them as their music video director. The three immediately clicked and began churning out demo after demo as the ideas flowed.
Stream the new single, ‘Come On and Say It (Feat. Fred Mascherino) below.