Following the success of his latest single, Sam Smith has shared a beautifully chilled sleep mix of ‘How Do You Sleep?’ – out now via Capitol Records. You can check out the accompanying video below.
The dreamy ‘Sleep Mix’ strips back the original to ambient electronica at it’s very best. Lilting chimes and choral tones are punctuated by soothing harp melodies with meditative rain sound effects blended into the background. The accompanying Slow-TV style video aims to relax listeners with a montage of rolling natural vistas, resulting in a vision and soundscape that brings a whole new meaning to the song.
The song’s original version, which saw Smith team up with Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and ILYA, has already become a worldwide hit after receiving over 2M sales globally, over 350M streams and the viral video (directed by Grant Singer and choreographed by Parris Goebel) has had over 100M streams to date.
This latest release follows on from recent single ‘Dancing with a Stranger’, a joint release by Sam Smith and Normani which saw the pair amass over 6M copies with over 1 Billion streams, become the No. 1 airplay in the US & UK and achieve platinum status in 15 countries. Last summer also saw Smith release his global hit with Calvin Harris ‘Promises’ which the pair performed at the BRIT Awards earlier this year. Last month also saw Sam Smith reach 10 million YouTube subscribers – one of only 8 UK artists to achieve this accolade.
During his career Sam Smith has sold over 22 million albums worldwide and notched up seven UK No. 1 records to date including ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – the first Bond theme to reach the position, gaining him a Guinness World Record. In addition, he has also received four Grammy Awards, three BRITs and an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song (Writing’s On The Wall).