Indie rock band Sunsleeper has a new music video for their track “Currents” via Rude Records. The video depicts an all-too-familiar feeling of being stuck in a rut in your daily life and how one moment can change everything.
“The clip reflects the theme of feeling stuck in a rut. The character becomes increasingly upset with his mundane cyclical lifestyle, until a chance encounter helps push him out of his comfort zone” , shares singer Jeffery Mudgett.
Inspired by the warmth and overwhelming character of 1990s alternative rock, “Currents” embodies the feeling of being trapped and the overwhelming feeling of wanting to break free.
“The song is about feeling stuck in a cycle that we don’t have the ability to break. Struggling with the fact that life is like currents, forever undulating from peak to trough. Nothing is linear, especially not existence,” says Mudgett.
“Currents” follows the release of the previous single “In The Clouds”. Dripping with a ’90s-inspired alt-rock feel, the track envelops moments with the haze of nostalgia and the power of dreams. The track was noticed by Ones To Watch, Hot Topic, Atwood Magazine and other notable outlets.
Sunsleeper was halfway through the touring cycle of their debut album when the pandemic put live music on hold. For Salt Lake City’s indie rockers, this break has allowed them to reframe what their journey as musicians and people inspires them to create and say. After forming in 2016 and quickly releasing their Nathan Hussey-produced debut EP, Stay the Same, the band entered the studio for their debut album, signing a deal with Rude Records.
You may miss something and not want to get it back in the summer of 2019, the band celebrating with concerts featuring their collaborators and friends in All Get Out, an Audiotree live session and, most recently, a run with TWIABP and Bent Knee in the fall of 2021.
With the pandemic still raging in uncertain terms, Sunsleeper found themselves more solidified than ever writing their second album, with their road-tested lineup collaborating cohesively and with common goals.
The band even found time to use pandemic themes to rework Mac Miller’s “Come Back to Earth,” emphasizing the track’s balance of self-reflection and despair. (Sunsleeper on this recording is vocalist/guitarist Jeffery Mudgett, guitarist Matt Mascarenas, guitarist Cody Capener, bassist Jacob Lara and drummer Scott Schilling.)
Watch the new music video here: