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Sleeping Lion Serenades the Heart with New Single “Easy For You”

 

A song that both lulls you to sleep and leaves you alone at night; a song that comforts the heart and reminds you of heartbreak; a track that dances on the edge of making it easier for you.

The kings of contradictory emotions and copious amounts of feels are back with this stunning new single “Easy For You”. This track gives Sleeping Lion’s usual sound a makeover including a more pop-filled melody and a more subtle electronic composition that sits in the back of your mind like a carousel of wistful memories.

It’s a beautiful single that Sleeping Lion (Nate Flaks and Noah McGuire) can proudly add to their track list as the guys are continuously working on new songs to release over the summer season. The song is a mid-tempo exhale as you finally come to terms with whatever or whomever it was that kept you fastened to the past. What makes it so unique is that it’s this mixture of raw vocals and metallic beats. The new sound the LA-based duo produce on this record is reminiscent of a faster-paced “Say Something” by A Great Big World, triggering the same emotional symptoms. You just can’t help but sing along to the track as Flaks and McGuire sing vigorously to the lyrics “I don’t have the room to take you with me / I got too much baggage in the back of my car”… followed by “Let this be the end of it”, and then “If you never want to see me again, I made it easy for you”.

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“I made it easy for you”… just those 6 words alone in one sentence are so powerful and frustrating–they hold a melancholic allure coated by notes of bittersweetness.

The duo don’t plan to stop here, as they are gearing up to keep sharing new tracks with us. “Easy For You” follows their last release “Stop It”, which was released via Majestic Casual Records and was a hit amongst the press. In the past, these curators of electro-indie sound have been praised by media outlets like HillyDilly, Indie Shuffle, EARMILK, and The Line of Best Fit. They have also earned features on Spotify’s “Chill Vibes” and “Electronic Vibes” playlists, as well as have played as opening acts for concerts of Vesperteen, Transviolet, and Brasstracks.

The two artists had been in Boston in the past few years, and the desire to leave and start new didn’t quite hit them until a series of episodes from both life and love gave them that extra push to pack up and leave for the creative sunshine out in Los Angeles.

Flaks breaks down the single, explaining that “The first verse is very apologetic… I’m this way, I’m sorry for being this way and making it easy for her to want to leave… But as the song progresses, it becomes more about taking ownership of that sort of stuff. It moves from this song for her to this song for me.” It’s a notable change, the guys go from their past sounds found in Patient Creature that were once so formed by electronic trills, layers, and spirals to something simpler, “folkier”, and calmer.

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The guys are just beginning their journey of introspection and self-actualization as bit-by-bit and note-by-note, they produce a sound closer to the essence of Sleeping Lion.

“During this move, driving to Los Angeles with Noah, it was this long, straight road,” Flaks reflectively states. “And it didn’t matter if you were going 30 miles per hour or 100 miles per hour, it was just this one straight road for hours and hours and hours. And I just had to believe that I’d eventually be in California. That’s how I feel about my life right now. I could go 30 or 100 and it would be the same road right now, but I have to believe I’m moving towards something. If that’s the case, you might as well go 100.”

Flaks continues, “Leaving wasn’t easy, but hopefully whatever comes next will be worth it.”

Well, this song is the definition of simultaneously going 30 and 100 on this road of the music world, and I have a feeling this song, as well as the ones to come, will definitely be worth it.

Be sure to check out the guys on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, their Websiteand Spotify.

“Easy For You” is available now across all digital streaming platforms.

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Axel Mansoor’s Dreamy Remix of “Wasted My Love” by Sleeping Lion

Sleeping Lion dreams again tonight

and this time, they’re dreaming via Axel Mansoor’s recent release, “Wasted My Love”. With their spellbinding rendition of this track, we envision the song in a whole new dimension.

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With Mansoor’s original angelic vocals and ghostly falsettos, his intonations for broken hearts and unproductive time spent on love move and pull hearts in directions all over the place. In the remix, the song is only augmented into a novel electronic genre of its own. From the serene indie-pop waves, we are re-gifted a song with a new filter, layered in action, coated with shadowy, dreamy undertones, and dusted with robotic intonations. In this version of the track, it comes to life, breathing a fiery intensity erupting from the bass, through the synths, and out through the vocals and speakers. The single received recognition and was premiered by Beautiful Buzzz the day of its release.

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The song was also remixed by Dulsae, in a more intense, club-like way that also offers a different perspective of and emotion from the track. Listen to that version HERE.

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“Wasted this love, you wasted my love. Well, I guess it’s time to move on to the next best thing…” sings Mansoor as he enters into a post-apocalyptic whirlwind of his own melody. Imagine a heart-broken by a lover and the original version of the song being the emotions you present on the surface, but when you dig deeper, what’s truly happening inside is this remix– is this chaotic harmony, bursting into sonic orchestral destruction that takes you through the ups and downs of sensations the heart and mind is feeling at this moment.

So, take a step into this wonderland of new sound that Sleeping Lion so masterfully remixes of Axel Mansoor’s best song yet, “Wasted My Love”.

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Sleeping Lion Suspends You With Dreamy New Track “Stop It”

When you’re between sleep and awake, this is the song of dreamy purgatory that will lull you away …

This is Sleeping Lion, if you haven’t heard of them yet, then you should keep them on your radar now, because they’re about to find your playlists and fill the airwaves with their electro-soul vibe sounds.

The Boston-born band consists of Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire who sing and produce the music together in perfect bolstering harmony. Honestly, it is incredible to find the artistry and intricate tonality held behind each note in their music. The two proudly release their latest single “Stop It”, as a hypnotic and trance-like track.

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This indie-pop, mood-music duo, Sleeping Lion, divulge this stunning lullaby to enchant you into various states of consciousness. You can listen to the full track above!

This is a song of blissful contradictions: the song that alleviates the hurt, the voice that leads you into the dark, a melody that finds the fullest in the empty, and a composition that creates the blurs from the experiences of fading. It’s a record of joy and melancholia.

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“Stop It” assuages the left behind scars on shattered hearts and emits a kind of silver lining. Picture yourself walking amidst the bright lights in a big city as your interlude and outro. This is the song of the lion taking a hiatus from the hunt, allowing sweet electronic vibes to caress ears with warped whispers and eerie echoes of the cement jungle.

The song also features the silky, ghost-like vocals of a songstress, who croons her way through the synths and break-down beats. As the bass line hums a soft-spoken tune, the vocalists & producers join forces to allay the listeners with breathy words and whimsical vibrations.

The boys have already reached success with this new track, recognized by publications such as BeautifulBuzzz, TrueMusicNetwork, ThisSongIsSick, Sound of Boston, Going Solo, and more, as well as finding their way to the notable Spotify-curated playlist “Chill Vibes” and featured by channels like Majestic Casual.

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