True to their name, Brooklyn-located post-metal outfit SleapingDreaming’s restless and heavy new single is awash in choppy guitar waves, changeable rhythms, and deep ebbs of contemplation.
The half-soundscape, half-droning vocals “Sojourner’s Truth” is epic in feel as it takes the listener on a voyage over brewing and stormy seas and fiery riptides of sound.
It’s the first track of the band’s upcoming album M. Inclemens, which arrives this spring season. The opus starts off as an instrumental, but ends with a hazily sing-talking mantra of sorts filled with bleak and forbidding imagery with potent meaning.
The trio explain, “Sojourner Truth, a black slave that won her freedom and then became a powerful force in the abolitionist movement pre-Civil War. She was born and raised in an area [of] upstate NY where one of our band members comes from and so it sparked a personal interest.”