San Diego/L.A. based two-piece Inspired & the Sleep has just dropped a brand new track called “First Time”. Inspired & the Sleep is made up of Max Greenhalgh (producer/singer-songwriter) and musician Bryce Outcault, accompanied by additional artists at times. Having just released a new song, Inspired & the Sleep looks to propel themselves into their musical future with a refined sound.

The band says of their new track:

First Time” is a song I wrote at the start of a relationship. The song is about the very first time a couple catches themselves opening up to each other. I feel like when you’re alone for an extended period you tend to naturally become guarded just as a way of protecting yourself, but it takes even more strength to get to a point where you can let yourself love again. There are certain events that I recall in my life that have led me to where I am in life. “First Time” recollects an event where my ex got a DUI while I was in the car with her. Even though it was tragic event, it did end up bringing us closer together at the time.

The new track moves the listener across a floating soundscape anchored in a solid beat and highlighted by Greenhalgh’s vocals. Both vulnerable and strong, the track clearly displays the band’s ability to show a gentle side that is also confident. “First Time” is not a track to miss, so check it out today.

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Veronica DeFeo

Veronica DeFeo

Writer at Imperfect Fifth
Veronica is a sophomore English-Literature major and Psychology minor at Avila University, a tutor at the campus Writing Center, and a writing intern at Imperfect Fifth. She is an advocate for the indubitable power of sharing music and words with others. When she’s not listening to music or attending concerts, she’s likely sending songs and videos to her friends or writing about these experiences. You can find her exploring her native KCMO, sipping some local coffee, or penning free verse.
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