TUNE Hanging Valleys - Sleeping Sound
“Sleeping Sound” is as dreamy and peaceful as it’s title suggests. It is a delicately layered piece that combines acoustic arpeggios, hypnotic electric guitars and enveloping atmospheres with a beautiful falsetto melody whirling above it all. A simple three word chorus makes the track catchy in the most understated way possible. There’s a hazy texture in the background throughout the song: the kind of sound that makes the eyelids feel heavier. When it eventually takes over at the end, it becomes clear that this whole time, Hanging Valleys was replicating the sensation of falling asleep, making our minds drift away to another reality.
Vocalist and lyricist Thom Byles explains the inspiration behind “Sleeping Sound”: “The song is about that deep amazing sleep that only arrives after you’ve truly earned it. In an era of desk jobs and screen time it can be impossible to find. A recent mountaineering trip in the lake district reminded me of how human it feels to be using your body all day and how sweet it is to be asleep the second your head hits the pillow.”