‘Stay Awake’ is the follow-up single to Sleepwoka’s debut release, ‘Believe in Tonight’ which was featured by BBC Introducing London. The song is about the feeling we can often have when our life becomes overwhelming and moves too fast. Everyday routine becomes unbearable and anxiety becomes the normal mindspace.
Sleepwoka explained: “When everything is said and done, the only thing left is to stay awake and enjoy the silence.”
Although written in 2013 in a university dorm back in Ukraine, ‘Stay awake’ still resonates with the new decade.
Heavily influenced by surrealist movie directors like David Lynch, Yorgos Lanthimos and George Franju combined with new wave UK indie electronic artists like Zola Blood & Jamie XX, Sleepwoka brings deep and personal lyrics layered with DIY electronic production. The strong use of analog synthesizers brings a nostalgic 80s vibe and the dream-like atmospheric visuals add a surreal tone to the whole project.
Sleepwoka is a London based Ukrainian producer and songwriter who brings deep personal lyrics layered with electronic synth pop and surreal visuals.