Norma Jean has released a video for their new song “Sleep Explosion“, which is from the band’s upcoming album Deathrattle Sing For Me. You may find the video for the track below, and the aforementioned album will be released on August 12th through Solid State Records.
Cory Brandan, the band’s vocalist, offered the following regarding the band’s latest album:
“Destruction is a variant of completion. We were nearing the end of a tour in January 2022, after a series of house shows. It was a couple of months before we started writing ‘Deathrattle Sing For Me‘ when I first heard the demo for this song. [Guitarist] Grayson [Stewart] texted it to me.
I looked at my phone and saw the mock title ‘Valentine’s Day Ass Beater.’ Immediately, I put on headphones and listened. Why hadn’t I heard this yet? It just got me so excited to start writing.
We were staying with a friend that night and I opted to sleep in the van so I could listen to this song over and over. I pretty much wrote all the vocals for it that night and not much of it changed.
I think sometimes we might think that we’ve spent so much time on something that we have to continue on the same path. Behind the music, I believe that changing your mind is freeing and we should be prepared and excited to do it anytime we want.
Changing my mind is one of my favorite super powers. 24 hours and a new beginning!”
You can catch Norma Jean live on the following dates:
With Idle Threat:
08/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
08/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
With Emery, Aaron Gillespie, Watashi Wa & Idle Threat:
08/16 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
08/17 Reno, NV – Virginia St. Brewhouse
08/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
08/20 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
08/23 Roswell, NM – Liberty Theater (no Idle Threat)
With Idle Threat:
08/25 Lincoln, NE – 1867
08/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
08/27 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/28 Louisville, KY – MG Prime Entertainment Complex (‘Kentucky Irate Fest‘)
09/08 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
With Emery, Aaron Gillespie, Oh, Sleeper & Salt Creek:
09/14 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
09/15 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/16 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/18 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/23 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest