Jeff Bridges is an Academy Award-winning actor, a beloved cult hero, and a celebrated musician. Now he wants to be your personal sandman.
On Squarespace, Bridges has released Sleeping Tapes, a collection of audio fully intended to put you to sleep. Or as Bridges himself describes it: “The world is filled with too many restless people in need of rest - that’s why I filled my sleeping tapes with intriguing sounds, noises and other things to help you get a good night’s rest.”
The album contains tracks like “Chimes for Dreams,” “Hummmmmm,” and “Ikea.” There’s previews on the site, but below you can see the Super Bowl ad that aims to sell Sleeping Tapes to the masses:
The album is available in a digital format, or in various collector’s editions, including a autographed boxset, a record version, a cassette option, or a 180-gram golden vinyl plate with trippy cover art.
Admittedly this whole thing sounds strange on many levels. But admit it, there’s a definite allure to imagining The Dude whispering you sweet nothings to help you fall into a blissful sleep. Making Sleeping Tapes even cooler, Bridges is offering a pay-what-you-want offer for the digital version. But before you rush to throw down a penny just for the WTF, know that all proceeds from the album go to the charity No Kid Hungry.
How did Sleeping Tapes come together? Bridges wandered into the forests at night, and set up a Squarespace site while talking with his animal friends. Obvi.
Kristy Puchko will also accept a sleeping tape from Jeff Goldblum, thanks.