Band: Dream on Dreamer
Area: Melbourne, Australia
Date of release: 18/01/2019
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered: Callan Orr
For Fans Of: Awaken I Am, Hands Like Houses, Bring Me The Horizon
Next Gig: Stay Gold Melbourne, March 2019 with The Getaway Plan
“I saw our hearts begin to break. I know you struggle with the pain. I wanna know how can we just think that it can be this way. And it hurts to know that nothing stays the same”
It’s quite reasonable to say that Melbourne-based Post Hardcore outfit Dream on Dreamer have made some major shifts in their musical direction since the release of last year’s album 'It Comes And Goes'. Their new single 'Love' continues to put Marcel’s clean vocal range to the forefront whilst adding deeper layers of lush electronics and strings. This time though Marcel’s vocals seem a lot more organic and natural while Zac’s are pushed into the background with a degree of ruggedness in the power-driven, melodic chorus.
Lyrically, the band continue to focus on the themes of heartbreak and the ending of a romantic relationship. Whilst it’s far from original, at least there’s a rawness and urgency to their songwriting and vocal delivery that makes you forgive the simple nature of the lyrics. The music video directed by Ed Reiss combines a cold snowy backdrop with pink and orange lighting, ghost-like double exposures of Marcel and Zac, plus some interesting portrait-style split screens.
Would You Go And See Them (WYGAST) 4/5
Personal Enjoyment: 8/10