As there are many methods and sounds for relaxation, apps dedicated to sleep aid and meditation are rising. Through this, James Blake collaborated with Endel’s AI technology to create Wind Down, and we are mesmerized! The album was released to streaming services on May 23 so let’s hear more about this collaboration before relaxing to it. 😎
James Blake’s Sound
Grammy-award winner James Blake is an artist who connects his listeners’ feelings with his music. He puts his all into letting different sides of him show. In fact, this collaboration is not his first song revolving around sleep and calmness. James released ‘Lullaby for My Insomniac’ in 2019, a single dedicated to listeners who struggled with sleeping. Following that release, a “secret” ambiance album came out with great praise. Because of his experience, it was no surprise James teamed up with Endel.
The Innovative Collaboration
“It’s mesmerizing to hear how my music blends with the science-based sounds of Endel’s AI and I think we’ve invented something not just beautiful or even meaningful, but truly practical.”
James Blake reflecting on Wind Down
The first of its kind within a Universe label, Wind Down is a functional music album with input from AI technology. James catapults his creativity with the Endel AI’s science-driven sounds, forming layers of calming music. Featuring 15 tracks, they blend from a daytime vibe to one at night.
The Endel Experience
Wind Down with James Blake is one of many collaborations made with Endel’s technology. Aiming to expand from the app, the company worked with other artists such as Grimes and Plastikman! Because of this, there is a variety of soundscapes for different atmospheres and moods.
“Artists are learning that there are new tech- and science-enabled formats for expressing their creativity, new ways to engage listeners and play a role in their lives. They can draw on their same sounds and ideas to make a variety of experiences, and Endel’s functional sound can serve specific wellness and mental health purposes, enhancing focus, relaxation, and sleep.”
Oleg Stavitsky, co-founder and CEO of Endel
For the full Endel experience, you can listen to James Blake’s soundscapes on streaming sites such as Apple Music and Spotify. Listening to these tracks was so relaxing and intriguing and we expected nothing less from James and Endel!