The smooth, luscious synth that opens “Sleep Now,” the newest single from New York based chill-wave/ electronic pop duo Young Magic, almost feels like the epitome of the word atmospheric, and brilliantly melts into the core of the track almost seamlessly. Lead singer Melati Malay brings out her Indonesian background in the track, as her smooth, lullaby-tinged vocals mingle with gamelan and heavy synth fueled instrumentals. Overall, it feels warm and intimate, which is what Malay wanted in order to capture the essence of her beloved homeland. “Sleep Now” comes from the duo’s upcoming album Still Life, which will be released next month.
photo by Landon Speers