Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Video: Sleeping With Sirens' "The Strays"

By Marielou Obdeijn

Sleeping With Sirens 
The music video for Sleeping With Sirens' song "The Strays" has recently been released. The song is taken from the band’s fifth album "Madness" that came out March 17, 2015, from Epitaph Records.
In the video, lead singer Kellin Quinn leads a bunch of teens, who represent the strays Quinn sings about in the song. This song has always been one of my favorites of the album, hell, it’s one of my favorites of their whole discography. It has an unique sound to it, slow for the band whose main genre is post-hardcore, and soft, although it builds to a rock ballad at the end.

This is a song to lift you of any dark feelings you have, especially to the kids whose parents are almost never home or who feel neglected. This was already the vibe I got from the song the first time I listened to it, and it is only being enforced by this video. 

It starts with Quinn, just walking around a town. Then we start to see clips of teens having fun in the streets, running around in a field or spray painting cars. Towards the middle of the song the kids join Quinn and the rest of the band, who had jumped into view a bit earlier, to form a parade.
The clip ends with the band playing the song ‘live’ for the teens who had previously followed them. 

You can buy the song here, or check their site for more information, and let me know what you thought of it!