Song/Music Video Review
While She Sleeps - “Silence Speaks” ft. Oliver Sykes
Written by: Miguel
While She Sleeps released another new song from their upcoming album, “You Are We”, as well as a well put together energetic new music video!
“Silence Speaks packs a punch from the moment you hit that play button. Lawrence Taylor’s raw and angsty screams brings out such emotion to his words. The rhythm guitar by Mat Welsh and the drums by Adam Savage are prominent and gives an incredible urge to headbang. The slick melodic lead guitar from Sean Long is the icing on the cake. We cannot forget that the song does feature none other than Bring Me The Horizon’s vocalist, Oliver Sykes who enhances the song even more with his distinctive vocals.
The music video is fairly simple as it showed the band performing the song in a variety of rooms, but it’s energetic vibe you get as you watch the band perform the song will keep you pumped for more.
When it comes to the lyrics of the song, Lawrence said “people can’t expect anything to be changed if nobody’s going to make any effort to change it, or work toward that change. I think people like to whinge about the way things are done but aren’t willing to reach out and change anything.” With what is going on around the world, these lyrics could not have come at a crucial point in our existence. It speaks volumes about the impact people can have when fighting for what is right but struggling when destiny goes the opposite way from what you hoped. It also speaks about how “hate is becoming our new anthem” which can be observed in the world today. These lyrics are deep and well thought out, and it just makes the song even better.
While She Sleeps created the perfect song instrumentally, vocally, and lyrically, and “Silence Speaks” gets a 10 out of 10. “You Are We” will be out on April 21st, but for now, check out the music video down below and let us know your thoughts!