2015’s Living Daylight showed Michael’s Rault pop versatility, veering from arena-level arrangements to Apples in Stereo bombast seamlessly. Since then, the Edmonton-born composer has swung through New York, and signed up with Wick Records, the rock imprint of the illustrious Daptone. “Sleep With Me” is the first taste from the collaboration, recorded at Daptone’s own House Of Soul studios. With mixing and string arrangements from label co-founder Gabe Roth, the track is a lush and swirling taste of the growing virtuosity Rault wields, blending his pop sensibilities with a dab of early McCartney.
The accompanying video, from director Laura-Lynn Patrick, compliments the dream/reality texture of the song alongside analogous imagery. words / b kramer