Autumn Kings Bring A Statement Of Absolute Conviction In The Face Of Opposition With ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’

Coming out like a bull at a gate, Detroit hard rock band Autumn Kings challenge you to stay still with their powerful release, ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’.

The track, which is non-stop rock and roll right from the very start, is an anthem for all of us who have at any time felt overlooked, doubted, or disrespected. ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ is Autumn Kings’ statement of absolute conviction in the face of opposition and indifference, and serves as a rallying cry for us all.

Autumn Kings have found an audience for their sound in places as far from Detroit as you could probably imagine, like Japan, South Korea, and Guam, while also building for themselves a reputation locally for their fierce and fearless performances. This has brought them to the attention of some of the finest in the music industry, including songwriter Jake Diab, of Bad Wolves, and Evanescence fame, who put the fine touches on the themes in ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’, and Juno-nominated producer Martin Bak (Big Sugar, Billy Raffoul), who ensured the beats were absolutely banging. The end result is a sound that brings the drama and high performance of rock and matches it to the propulsion of hip-hop and electronic music, with an ampage loud enough not to be missed by anyone.

The animated clip for ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’, created by Justin Everest, brings with it the same independent spirit of the band. The comic-book style characters in the video are anime inspired, and, when paired with the song, bring an energy that’s powerful and a message to not give up that’s impossible to miss.

Watch the glorious video for ‘Sleep When I’m Dead’ below, and follow Autumn Kings and their music online on their official website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Autumn Kings - Sleep When I'm Dead (Official AI Music Video)

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email