Try To Sleep
by Low

Songfacts®:

  • American indie rock band Low originally formed in Duluth, Minnesota in 1993. The group's make up for their ninth album, C'Mon, was the husband and wife founding members Alan Sparhawk (guitar and vocals) and Mimi Parker (drums and vocals), plus Steve Garrington (bass guitar). The disc was recorded at Sacred Heart Studio, a former Catholic church in Duluth, where the band previously recorded 2002's Trust.
  • Much of Low's material comes from Sparhawk and Parker's Mormon faith, and this song is inspired by a passage in the sixth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Sparhawk explained to Drowned In Sound: "My favorite image in the Book of Isaiah is the one where he finds himself at the throne of God, guarded by the seraphim, each having six wings. The prophet becomes aware of his unclean lips, shrinks, but then is purified by a coal of incense placed on his mouth."
  • A video was filmed for the song starring John Stamos, who you may remember from his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the sitcom Full House or his time in ER when he played Dr. Tony Gates.

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