Forty Feet Tall Share “Sleepwalking”

I think in this political climate, we’re all desperately wondering if we’re doing enough. This song reflects that feeling,” explains Cole Gann, lead singer of Portland-based indie rockers Forty Feet Tall about their new single, “Sleepwalking.” The track is a taste of what’s to come from the band with new music coming in early 2023 via Magnetic Moon, the song’s theme is as present throughout, as it is throughout the previous EP BOIL and their 2021 debut A Good Distraction. Exploring the anxiety and angst that has built up during isolation from the pandemic coupled with the polarized political climate, Forty Feet Tall brings their aggressive and frustrating emotions to the surface and releases it cathartically with a more genre-bending experimental take.

No strangers to emotional vulnerability, Forty Feet Tall sublimate their feelings into their heavy riffs on “Sleepwalking.” “I tend to write lyrics that are maybe a little more up to interpretation, but this song is pretty blunt which felt good,” adds Cole. The track is a perfect example of how many people have felt after the effects of the pandemic and how the national discord really shook things up and fueled the fire.