Watch the New Video for Jamie xx's "Sleep Sound"
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Just two weeks ago, Jamie xx shared the news that he would soon be releasing a new 12" via the Young Turks label. He also offered up a stream of "Sleep Sound," and now, a proper video for the track has emerged. Put together by London-based artist and poet Sofia Mattioli, the clip was actually inspired by a chance encounter. She explains, "I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me... After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement." Following that exchange, Mattioli was commissioned to do the "Sleep Sound" video, for which "she danced with 13 members of the Manchester Deaf Centre with ages ranging from five to 27 years old, who responded to the movement of the artist and the vibrations in the air given off by the song." It's an intriguing concept, and one that is portrayed in a rather elegant fashion in the softly lit final piece. The video was originally posted at Nowness, but can also be seen in the player below. The "G.I.R.L." b/w "Sleep Sound" will be released on May 5.
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