If We Were a Movie This Would Be Your Soundtrack EP Review

by Hannah Saltz

Summary:

Sleeping with Sirens’ first acoustic EP is titled If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack. It was released through Rise Records in June 2012 and sold over 17,000 copies within the first week. The members in the band are Kellin Quinn (the lead vocalist), Justin Hills, Gabe Barham and Jack Fowler.

 

Scene One – James Dean & Audrey Hepburn:

This first scene is an acoustic version of the band’s popular song “If I’m James Dean Then You’re Audrey Hepburn.” It was produced by Cameron Mizell. This song is about how everything happens for a reason and if something was truly meant to be, it would last.

 

Scene Two – Roger Rabbit:

Sleeping with Sirens swapped their usual rough and alternative sound for a slower and softer ballad. This song is about happily living on your own without having to depend on someone and standing up for yourself. Quinn is telling this person that he wants to help them, but they need to help themselves first.

 

Scene Three – Stomach Tied in Knots:

Scene Three has an emotional and earnest meaning behind it. It’s about a failing relationship, what happens when one blames himself, and Quinn’s perspective on watching it slowly fall apart. The bridge of the song is Quinn expressing how he wants to rekindle the connection. This song is my personal favorite. I especially connect with the fact that it carries a more upbeat tone, yet somber lyrics.

 

Scene Four – Don’t You Ever Forget About Me:

Continuing off of the ‘story’ of Scene Three, Scene Four is about the need to be wanted and valued as a person. Putting in time and effort into a relationship but not receiving anything back is frustrating, and Quinn openly expresses this.

 

Scene Five – With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear:

Scene Five is an acoustic version of “With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear” from Sleeping with Sirens’ debut album which was released in 2010. The final song on this EP culminates with a tragic ending, the relationship ended in a bad way where Quinn is left feeling angry and hurt. There is a strong guitar riff playing throughout the song which emphasizes Quinn’s emotions.

 

Here are some places where you can listen to the EP:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5AwsetST9VPhNm2AvAEBnN

https://soundcloud.com/riserecords/sets/sleeping-with-sirens-if-you-were-a-movie-this-would-be-your-soundtrack-ep-stream