JUNO’s new single Sleepwalker has inspiration drawn from a wide swath of performers from INXS to Nine Inch Nails and The Killers. The authoritative bass line that plays at the bottom of Sleepwalker is matched nicely by the synths. Overall, what Juno does with their latest song is refresh the new wave style with their own unique flair. The band is able to take the baton from acts like Walk The Moon and The Bravery with their latest single, creating an effort that can be enjoyed in myriad ways.
The passion and charisma that is exuded by the lead singer is hard to deny, ensuring that Sleepwalker will garner considerable airplay and playlist placement throughout the college and alternative rock beat. The “false ending” that JUNO provides to listeners at the 3 minute mark is a fun juke, allowing sizzling guitar work to kicks up towards the last minute of the single. These sick riffs could easily be heard in a Boston or Golden Earring track. However odd that may seem on the surface, JUNO is able to make it work. Both contributing to the overall cohesion of their current cut as well as shining brightly on its own, these guitars will knock listeners’ socks off.
Sleepwalker enjoys a multi-layered approach that ensures fans will continue to find new twists and turns each time they queue up the track. The wide swath of genres and approaches the band utilizes here combine to make for something ultimately familiar. JUNO has the musical chops necessary to make this combination of styles and influences work; give Sleepwalker a spin (make sure to have your favorite hi-fi headphones strapped on) and let us know what you think about the single.
JUNO – Sleepwalker / 2020 Self Released / 4:19 / Domain /