UK indie rock trio TRAAMS have unveiled a new single called ‘Sleeper’, featuring guest vocals from Soffie Viemose of the Danish five-piece Lowly. It’s the first song to be released from a series of recording sessions with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls, WH Lung), which took place as the band worked towards finishing their first LP since 2015’s Modern Dancing. Listen to it below.
“For a time we were quite set on this track staying as an instrumental,” guitarist and vocalist Stu Hopkins explained in a statement. “It wasn’t until the night before we were heading up to the studio that Padley sent through a new demo, quietly singing into his laptop in the dead of night.” He continued:
Originally serving as a mood piece that would bridge a few of the others together, once we started to add singing Sleeper fast became one of our favourite tracks. It touches on the themes of time, longing and belonging that we have throughout the album, but they are at their lightest and most human on this track.
The freedom of the studio is really apparent on this track. There was a chance to play with layers and dynamics that we’d not really done before, there are no live drums, we played with vocal samples to create musical sections, it’s the most collaborative track we’ve ever done. We like it very much.