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The Beatles have premiered the brand new video for ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ at Outernet; a stunning first look on our giant LED 360 degree screens. Directed by Em Cooper, the beautiful video was made using 1300 oil paintings and looks mindblowing on the Ultra HD resolution screens. From 1 November this video as well as others in the series will feature several times an hour in our Now Trending space.


Artist and director Em Cooper explored the space between dreaming and wakefulness, working on an animation rostrum on sheets of celluloid. She painted every frame individually in oil-paint, a labourious process which took many months.

Em Cooper standing in front of Beatles artwork

Photo by Carsten Windhorst

Director Em Cooper

“It was a project that I felt an immediate spark for right from the word go, and somehow that momentum carried me right through to the end,” Em Cooper said of the video. “The song offers up many readings and I think it feels especially relevant right now. I began with the thought that this would simply be John drifting in and out of sleep, flowing between wakefulness and memory and peppered with surreal moments, dipping into the history of The Beatles, with everything fleeting and ungraspable. But the meanings of the film soon began to spread out, encompassing The Beatles’ anti-war feelings, and reflecting on our place in the world."

Painting of a man sleeping

The Beatles’ newly mixed and expanded Special Edition of Revolver is available everywhere in a range of physical and digital configurations, including 5CD and 4LP Super Deluxe box sets, 2CD Deluxe, 1LP Picture Disc vinyl, 1LP vinyl, 1CD, Download and Streaming.

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