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Live Review: WATCH: Jamie XX 'Sleep Sound' (Official Video)

11 April 2014 | 12:01 am | Lauren Payne

Jamie xx's track 'Sleep Sound' has a video created by and artist who had an extraordinary experience.

Being a producer for some huge artists and of course, being apart of THE xx, JAMIE xx has had the opportunity to explore his creativity in may ways and his latest release 'Sleep Sound' is one of his most soothing and experimental to date.

A new video for 'Sleep Sound' has premiered on Nowness, a culture website that celebrates exceptional creative work. The single is definitely exceptional, with it's samples and synths being mixed together with light percussion and ghostly vocals that don't say a word, 'Sleep Sound' is a track that breaks more than a few boundaries. It's only fitting that the video does so as well and as artist Sofia Mattioli told Nowness, it can be done in the most simple ways and in the most average circumstances:

"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."

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The boundaries between the deaf girl and Mattoli inspired the artist as to create JAMIE xx's new music video, she decided to play 'Sleep Sound' for a series of people from the Manchester Deaf Centre in the UK and danced with them whilst they responded to the vibrations in the air that 'Sleep Sound' created. The result is really beautiful and is an extremely imaginative way to create a music video.

'Sleep Sound' is to be released as two sided single entitled Girl/Sleep Sound and will be out on May 5 through Young Turks. The release will definitely be one of JAMIE xx's best so get your hands on it when you can.

Words by Lauren Payne