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

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 monitor (that includes LIGHTS) from his forthcoming EP, Amateurs. The late '80s, early '90s-inspired arcade runner is debuting solely on Streets Talkin in the present day (March 14).

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

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

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

As Tom prepares to roll out his latest mission (due March 15) — through which he says he explores new pop tune buildings 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 tune 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 tune."

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