First Time - Inspired and The SleepArtist: Inspired & the Sleep
Title: First Time
Release Date: April 6th, 2018
Label: Unsigned / Self-release

Inspired & the Sleep release a dazzling indie/pop anthem that confronts emotional vulnerability and learning to let yourself love again.

Do you remember your first time? That time you found yourself skipping into the ocean fully-clothed at 3am, hand-in-hand with that person you just met at the grungy beach bar up the street? Inspired and the Sleep’s latest single “First Time” channels that youthful anticipation and pushing through the awkward moments of finding someone new to love.

Inspired’s songwriting and production are evolving to luscious new heights while still casting their dreamy, California-style sonic spells of optimistic contemplation on love lost and love found.

I caught you nervous for the first time
It’s not the easiest to get inside
I feel the warmth that you provide 
I see it happening all the time

Lead singer Max Greenhalgh has always had this quirky spark to his vocal, reminiscent of one of the whimsical boy scouts straight out of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Combine that with the textures of sparkly synth and driving guitar a la uber-talented, multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault and you have the new feel good hit of the summer!

See Inspired & the Sleep with ListenSD favorites Grizzly Business and The Strawberry Moons this Thursday at the Belly Up in lovely Solana Beach: https://www.facebook.com/events/570274506684927/

Review by: Craig Schreiber