The boundless range of our dreams and ambitions often leads to comparison with staring at the stars, floating in the vast expanse of the space. It’s fitting that “Dream”, SoulBlackSheep’s latest single, finds engulfing himself in the tranquil landscape of dreampop as he performs an ode to the eternal chase after our dreams.
The blissed-out mood gotten from his lyrics, “I Wanna Dream/ I Wanna Rule the World/ I Wanna Be Just Like The Stars Above”, are echoed in the delicately rambling piano melodies, swinging guitar lines and crisp drum samples. The result is as ephemeral as it is stunning, paired with a rap verse from Tron who delivers a 90s rap-esque performance, detailing the cocky effect of his ambitious instincts. While their optimistic lyrics and the catchy beat lull listeners to sway in the warm spring breeze, SoulBlackSheep peels back his dreamy-eyed attitude to reveal his morose longing for a lover when the beat swirls and fades for the outro, where he sings “You Got Me Waiting By The Phone/Baby When Are You coming Home”. It seems to portray the singer’s inability to shake melancholy despite his appreciation for glamour.
You can stream “Dream” by SoulBlackSheep and Tron below.
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