Toronto, ON – August 27, 2018 – There’s really only one rule when it comes to making dance music: keep people on the dancefloor at all costs. It’s a rule that Sleepy Tom followed to the letter during his rise to prominence in a crowded and cutthroat EDM scene. In My Head ft. Youngblood, which was released on August 10, is the first taste of new music from Sleepy Tom’s forthcoming EP, The Time, which is due out next year via eOne Music. Listen to the track here and watch the official music video, which was released today,  here.

Director Sophie Jarvis describes, “In My Head navigates the consuming nature of paranoia, shifting between one woman's hyper-aware state in the aftermath of a murder, and her fragmented memory of the crime itself. Shooting on 16mm film and using innovative lighting techniques, we externalize her state of mind in surreal and unsettling ways.”

While not a complete departure from the high-energy, hook-laden dance music that propelled Sleepy Tom into the international spotlight, the new record is a more musical, more collaborative effort that builds on that foundation with new levels of influence and inspiration. It’s dance-friendly, of course, but more refined; still energetic, but more dynamic. The lead single, In My Head, is a prime example, starting with some sensual vocal phrasing that swirls out onto the minimalist track like cigarette smoke seeping from cherry red lips before soaring into an all-too-sticky chorus. The end result is a compelling listen that expands Sleepy Tom’s musical universe while reinforcing his penchant for captivating electronic productions.  

I wanted to create a visual for In My Head that reflected the narrative of the song, but also led the story to an exaggerated alternate-ending,” says Cam Tathem (aka Sleepy Tom). “Alexis’ voice holds this retro quality throughout the song so the throwback design Sophie produced fit perfectly.”

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