Earlier this week, Jamie xx released a video for his upcoming single “Sleep Sound.” The London based producer, better known for his work in the band The xx, may have met his creative–visual–match in Sofia Mattioli. At the beginning, the director explains her video’s muse, “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.” Over the course of a day, Mattioli danced with 13 members of the Manchester Deaf Centre, letting the music’s vibrations and her gestures guide their performance. The result is an exploration of “how music can be created by only having silence and creating sound with the use of imagination.”
The single will be featured on a 12″ that is scheduled to be released May 12th off of Young Turks.