Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Dream Life - Lonely
Their debut single "Lonely" is a stunning statement of intent from this singularly talented group: at once uplifting and contemplative in the same vein of crossover club tracks produced by the likes of Todd Terry or X-Press 2. A comment on the often isolating and impersonal nature of social media, Cleo's powerfully soulful vocals are juxtaposed with the melancholic, contemplative lyrics of "Lonely", and contrasted with haunting, ethereal synths and atmospheric guitar licks.
"It's easy to become addicted to social media" the group say of the single's main theme. "It's easier to check your Instagram rather than 'get up out of bed'. It's easier to text the friend you've not seen for a few months rather than meet up for a coffee. It's easier to share your condolences with a 'like' than to send someone flowers. It's far too easy to keep coming back to, hoping that there will be something new today. It's also easier for people to hide behind a screen, to control which side of their self they want to portray, saying what they want to say, how they want to say it. With so much control we could talk about so many of our problems out loud, however most of us opt for portraying the dream life: an uninterrupted façade of happiness."
Listen to "Lonely" below.
"Lonely" will be released on September 9th via their own label, Matter.
Premiere via Wonderland Magazine.