By Annie Reuter

“Music is a medium formed by silence and sound,” Jamie xx writes in his latest video for “Sleep Sound.” “Here we explore how music can be created by only having silence and creating sound with the use of imagination.”

As the story goes, Jamie xx was on a train listening to music when a girl passed him a note explaining that she was deaf and that she could almost feel the music by watching him. When he first listened to “Sleep Sound,” he was transported back to that moment and decided to reach out to the Manchester Deaf Centre for his latest video.

Related: Hear Jamie xx’s New Song ‘Sleep Sound’

In the nearly eight-minute clip, 13 members of the Centre are shown dancing to Jamie xx’s “Sleep Sound,” reacting to the music in the way they can without hearing it fully. Watch below.

The song will be available via a new double A-side 12″ called “Girl”/”Sleep Sound,” out May 5 on Young Turks.


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