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IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD SLEEP DAY, 10 ARTISTS DEBUT 30 NEW SONGS AND 10 NEW EPs

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY WORLDWIDE NOW

 

OFFICIAL COLLABORATION WITH WORLD SLEEP SOCIETY

 

 

WORLD SLEEP DAY – MARCH 18

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC HERE

 

MARCH 18 2022 (TORONTO, ON)  – Today in recognition of World Sleep Day, 10 artists from across the globe release 30 brand new tracks and 10 new EPs. The musicians, coming from five different labels within Universal Music Group, have created 30 new compositions in total, aimed at helping provide a serene environment conducive to a restful night’s sleep. Showcasing a variety of new compositions, arrangements and remixes, the artists have each contributed an EP to celebrate World Sleep Day — an annual event organized by World Sleep Society. And now — worldwide and across all major digital providers — you can listen to the music here.

 

Many of today’s most exciting composers have created new pieces for World Sleep Day. American composer and pianist Chad Lawson brings his own emotive signature sound with three new tracks that include the remix of his Billie Eilish cover when the party’s over (Slowed Remix),”Stay (Slowed Remix),” and “One Day You Finally Knew (Slowed Remix).” Australian pianist and composer Sophie Hutchings offers up dreamlike renditions of classic children’s film songs that include “Pure Imagination” (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) and “Rainbow Connection” (The Muppet Movie). American composer and Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, contributes three new compositions that include space-inspired tracks “Nebula” and “Steampunk Spacecraft.” Grammy and Academy Award-nominated composer Stephan Moccio’s tracks revolve around soothing night themes with compositions including “pt. 2 Eventide,” “pt. 1 Owl Light,” and “pt. 3 Midnight.”

 

Newcomers to the World Sleep Day playlist include piano virtuoso Gina Alice, Texas duo Balmorhea with three new tracks (“Intake,” “Solanales,” and “Perhaps”), and ASCAP award-winning and BAFTA nominated composer Tom Salta with “First Sleep” and “Second Sleep.”

 

Additionally, new compositions written for the yearly event include Australian composer Luke Howard’sA Bad Dream That Will Pass Away,” “The Closing of the Gates – Piano Version,” and “The Great Longing of an Unquiet Heart;” Norwegian composer and pianist Ola Gjeilo’s planetary inspired “Saturn” and “Jupiter;” and British composer Peter Gregson’sPause,” “Breathe,” and “Intake.”

 

World Sleep Day is an annual call to action about the importance of healthy sleep. An internationally recognized awareness event, it focuses on the impact of sound sleep habits on overall well-being.

 

New for 2022, ten brand new EPs from the participating artists have also been released. The full list is below. 

 

Balmorhea                  Solanales (Deutsche Grammophon)

Chad Lawson              You Finally Knew (Slowed Remixes) (Decca Records US)

Gina Alice                   Under The Stars (UMG China)

Luke Howard              A Bad Dream That Will Pass Away (Mercury KX)

Ola Gjeilo                   Planets (Decca Classics)

Peter Gregson            Mirror, Pause, Breathe (Deutsche Grammophon)

Sophie Hutchings       Pure Imagination (Mercury KX)

Stephan Moccio         The Night Suite (Decca Records)

Teddy Abrams            Space Variations (Decca Records US)

Tom Salta                    The Sleep Project (Decca Records US)

 

New tracks for World Sleep Day

 

  1. Chad Lawson when the party’s over (Slowed Remix)                       Decca Records US
  2. Chad Lawson Stay (Slowed Remix)                                                  Decca Records US
  3. Chad Lawson One Day You Finally Knew (Slowed Remix)               Decca Records US
  4. Sophie Hutchings Rainbow Connection (arr. piano)                          Mercury KX
  5. Sophie Hutchings Alice In Wonderland (arr. piano)                            Mercury KX
  6. Sophie Hutchings Pure Imagination (arr. piano)                                Mercury KX
  7. Sophie Hutchings One Song (arr. piano)                                           Mercury KX
  8. Teddy Abrams  Sky Bass                                                                   Decca Records US
  9. Teddy Abrams  Steampunk Spacecraft                                              Decca Records US
  10. Teddy Abrams  Nebula                                                                       Decca Records US
  11. Luke Howard A Bad Dream That Will Pass Away                              Mercury KX
  12. Luke Howard The Closing of the Gates - Piano Version                   Mercury KX
  13. Luke Howard The Great Longing of an Unquiet Heart                      Mercury KX
  14. Stephan Moccio 1 Owl Light                                                             Decca Records
  15. Stephan Moccio 2 Eventide                                                             Decca Records
  16. Stephan Moccio 3 Midnight                                                             Decca Records
  17. Stephan Moccio 4 Dawn                                                                  Decca Records
  18. Gina Alice Bartók:  For Children, Sz. 42 – Revised 1945

 

Version / Vol. I: 3. Quasi adagio                                UMG China

  1. Gina Alice Bartók:  For Children, Sz. 42 – Revised 1945

 

Version / Vol. I: 17. Round Dance. Lento                   UMG China

  1. Gina Alice Richter:  Written On The Sky                          UMG China
  2. Ola Gjeilo Saturn                                                             Decca Classics
  3. Ola Gjeilo Jupiter                                                             Decca Classics
  4. Peter Gregson Mirror                                                       Deutsche Grammophon
  5. Peter Gregson Pause                                                      Deutsche Grammophon
  6. Peter Gregson Breathe                                                    Deutsche Grammophon
  7. Balmorhea Intake                                                             Deutsche Grammophon
  8. Balmorhea Solanales                                                       Deutsche Grammophon
  9. Balmorhea Perhaps                                                          Deutsche Grammophon
  10. Tom Salta  First Sleep                                                      Decca Records US
  11. Tom Salta  Second Sleep                                                 Decca Records US

 

Further information

World Sleep Society: worldsleepsociety.org/about

World Sleep Day resources: worldsleepday.org/usetoolkit/resources

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