We Were Promised Jetpacks - The More I Sleep the Less I Dream Colored Vinyl LP
We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep the Less I Dream Colored Vinyl LP
Sometimes you have to go back to basics in order to find yourself again. This is something Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks realized over the course of creating their fourth full-length album, The More I Sleep The Less I Dream. After the musicians finished touring 2014's Unravelling, they decamped home to Scotland and took a breath. They reverted back to their original four members and dealt with several behind the scenes changes. They celebrated a few marriages and tried to remember who they were when not on the road. A decision was made. No more touring until a new album had been written. It wasn't until early 2018 that they finally felt they had a collection of songs they were proud of.
The musicians connected with producer Jonathan Low (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs) and were inspired by his approach to their vision and his grounded style. After making their prior albums in England, Scotland and Iceland, it felt like a good opportunity to try crafting songs in the U.S. The album was recorded over the course of five weeks at Minor Street in Philadelphia and Long Pond in New York's Hudson Valley in early 2018. The preparation turned out to be essential, helping the musicians keep each song simple and minimal.
Lyrically, The More I Sleep The Less I Dream reflects a group of people who have grown up since they first emerged on the scene with These Four Walls in 2009. During the making of this album all four members turned 30, and felt like vastly different people to the four 20-year-olds that they were when they first started releasing music. Concepts of miscommunication and self-doubt thread throughout the songs, beginning with the surge of opener "Impossible," carrying through to the emotionally wrought, slow-burner "Hanging In" and onwards to the relentless drive of "Repeating Patterns" and the menacing closer "The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream."
We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep the Less I Dream Track Listing:
2. In Light
3. Someone Else's Problem
4. Make It Easier
5. Hanging In
7. When I Know More
8. Not Wanted
9. Repeating Patterns
10. The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream.
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