Sleep Alone

  • Speaking with NME, singer/guitarist Alex Trimble explained the background to this tune: "This song was written in Glasgow," he said. "It came out of a lot of weird dreams I'd been having and I started thinking about dreams and researching dreams. It was plaguing my mind, so I wrote all the lyrics about that. Then the music came out in about a day."
  • Trimble's troubled dreams were drug-induced. The singer told NME that he smoked cannabis to help him sleep when he returned from tour. "I have a terrible time sleeping when I get off tour," he explained. "It's horrible. So I was smoking a little bit every night before I went to bed and it was really influencing what happened when I was asleep."

    The frontman added: "I ended up having these really crazy dreams. I started reading about dreams and got really interested in lucid dreaming when you have full control over your dreams - you realise you're dreaming, but within your dream it also feels like the real world. There's a little of that in the song, but I never achieved it."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Songs About MoviesSong Writing

Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Guy ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Pete AndersonSongwriter Interviews

Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.

Yacht Rock!Song Writing

A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.