Motivator and musician Tobyraps released his single and music video “Get to Sleep” featuring James Begin and Iron Bison on February 26. The song is his second single off his upcoming album Make Yourself Happy. In “Get to Sleep,” Tobyraps delivers a slew of poignant lyrics pointing at the benefits of a good night’s sleep. “I think as I’ve gotten older, I’ve really started to notice the effect that sleep has on my overall mental health,” says Tobyraps. “No amount of caffeine can ever compete with what a great night’s sleep can do.”

The rising artist says he wrote the song in response to the partying he and his friends were doing. “Nothing groundbreaking was ever being accomplished or discussed,” says Tobyraps. “We were just a bunch of exhausted, dehydrated youths, pointlessly depriving our bodies of rest.” The Make Yourself Happy album details steps towards living a more happy, healthy life. Focused on inspiration and positivity, Tobyraps centers most of his music around the simple joys of life.

“Get to Sleep” was produced by Tobyraps’ longtime collaborator Chris Dicola and samples ominous guitar tones from Cleveland metal band Iron Bison. The lush electric piano chords “create the soundscape of a drained brain seducing a tired body to go home and get to sleep,” says Tobyraps. The single encapsulates Tobyraps’ overall musical essence: sleek, catchy sounds complemented with witty lyrics that move listeners beyond the dance floor.

Cover art for “Get To Sleep” by Tobyraps

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.