Sleepy Tom & Lights Release ’80s-Inspired Video Game in Celebration Of ‘Amateurs’: Exclusive

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The DJ can also be premiering new single 'Wrapped Around Your Heart' that includes Willa.

Sleepy Tom is giving followers a full-on immersive expertise, within the type of a retro 2D online game, to accompany the catchy title observe (that includes LIGHTS) from his forthcoming EP, Amateurs. The late '80s, early '90s-inspired arcade runner is debuting solely on Billboard in the present day (March 14).

The basic pixel artwork depicts a skater (who resembles the Canadian producer) as he fights off numerous bosses whereas the synth-pop “Amateurs” performs within the background. Players also can select an electric-red-haired lady (resembling LIGHTS) to realize their excessive scores.

Sleepy Tom tells Billboard that the inspiration behind the ingenious online game concept partly stemmed from Netflix’s interactive thriller, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. “With Amateurs, I felt like doing one thing completely different than a standard music video and thought an arcade-style recreation might work,” the DJ says. “I could have been impressed from watching Bandersnatch, or a few of the '80s/synth-wave sounds I’d been utilizing, however the concept of preventing crime alongside to the track appeared to suit!”

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The free recreation is out there as an HTML web-game examined for desktops and cellular units  impartial recreation web site Itch.io, and doesn’t require a obtain or signup course of.

As Tom prepares to roll out his latest undertaking (due March 15) -- during which he says he explores new pop track constructions by using “extra actual devices” and “extra hooks” -- he's additionally debuting his newest collaboration with Toronto native, Willa.

"Willa and her canine Remy helped write this track in my previous studio," Tom says. "Her vocal was so killer, such a voice! I flipped the manufacturing round and distorted her vocal melody and that was the track."

Get a primary hear of "Wrapped Around Your Heart" that includes Willa under.