Drive Like I Do are back, now, as promised, as B I G S L E E P. That makes them the second of four bands to come back from a quiet 2010 and its only January! Big Sleep, as they are now known as, are born right out of the now deceased project Drive Like I Do. And former fans of DLID, of which there are many, will instantly be pleased to see that what made them so good to listen to the first time remains. But from the first single, there’s going to be a whole lot more.
Ghosts is the first song released by Big Sleep and its come in the form of a music video. And Can You Hear This are one of a few blogs to get a chance to see it. It shows the band playing the song and serves a good way for new listeners to see who they are and what they’re all about. The video is nice enough, but what’s so special about this return is the song.
Big Sleep truly have a magnificent sound. They supported One Night Only last year under their old name and the bands did sound relatively similar. However, for me, Big Sleep have gone further in making great music. Drive Like I Do released around 10 songs, the stand out being Chocolate, one of the best you’ll hear and this is as good if not better. Ghosts has a lovely laid-back vibe – listen to the drums in the verses – but with a Kings of Leon-esque chorus. All of this makes for a really great song and makes me hopeful that this finally brings about these guys’ big break.