Watch Jamie xx “Sleep Sound” (Official Video)

    Directed by London-based artist/poet Sofia Mattioli, the power and beauty of sound and dance is displayed. Using Jamie xx’s “Sleep Sound” as the background music, scenes of members of the Manchester Deaf Centre is moving to their experiences with sound in a dance-like manner. Ranging in all ages, their movements are angelic. A range of emotions are expressed with their faces and bodies.

    Mattioli explained the concept even further:

    “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. The relationship between silence and music is a big part of what I am trying to express with my work, says Mattioli. The first kid in the video, Archie, was bliss—all of them were amazing. I hope this is a project I can develop further.”

    The track will be featured on Jamie xx’s double A-side 12″ vinyl also featuring his track “Girl.” It’s scheduled to be released on May 5, 2014 via Young Turks.

    Watch the music video below: