“Don’t sleep on me,” urges Sekai No Owari’s Fukase Satoshi to a lover in “Sleeping Beauty,” which the group shared via YouTube on Thursday with Korean hip-hop trio Epik High.
The R&B-ish track from Sekai, also known as End of the World, marks the first time they've collaborated with Epik High. “Sleeping Beauty” is performed entirely in English by Fukase and Tablo. The chill vibe of the song overflows with romantic lyrcism, which even incorporates a reference to The Beatles.
“The world is a wake-up call away from the end/ Till then, we'll find peace in this bed like we're Yoko and John,” says Tablo, throwing in some of Epik High’s typical commentary on the world around them.
The song was written and produced by Rock Mafia.
In a video posted to Sekai's English-language Twitter account, Tablo called "Sleeping Beauty" the "greatest collaboration in the history of music."