Winnipeg’s rising pop artist, Garrett Neiles has unveiled his new single, “No Sleep Mania”, an irresistible earworm that pushes the young artist’s sound into the anthemic pop-rock stratosphere.
The track is about the euphoria felt during a new budding relationship, only this time it was during the first wave of pandemic lockdown. The track captures the passion between the two lovers but also plays on the absurdity and deliriousness of being trapped in an apartment together because of restrictions. Garrett wrote the track after flipping through his journal entries he recorded at the time.
“It really did feel like we were all being held captive to our own homes during the lockdown,” Garrett says. “However, this was perhaps one of the most elated/peaceful periods of my life—getting to know this person and spend what was likely the most difficult period of our lives together, trying to figure it all out.”
Musically, “No Sleep Mania” begins with some cheeky pop-punk guitar work and then brings in more trap/hip hop production as Garrett laments about a confusing, but an enjoyable period of his life. His mind, the true mind of an artist, always seemed to be racing and giving him trouble sleeping.
“The chorus ‘Just keep me livin’ in this no sleep mania’ actually has some humour behind it. I was a pretty restless sleeper at the time, so much to the point that this person would wake me up and make me go sleep on the couch in her living room,” he says. “I wrote the hook of the song at about 4:30 a.m. on some scrap paper one morning after being kicked out of the bed!”
Garrett has plans to release more singles throughout the year, and soon after, an EP. On top of all of this, he is also preparing to go on a cross-Canada tour, so stay tuned for that announcement.
Check out the lyric video for “No Sleep Mania” below, and stay up to date with Garrett via his socials.
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