Lucy Dreams open the gates to a psychedelic Dreamland on their new video and single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A gorgeous synth-heavy ballad, the Austrian dream-pop outfit’s trippy track is also an audio exploration of freedom — “both the analogue and the digital subconscious put into sounds (as) a gentle-minded breakout from mental patterns and their subsequent realities,” asserts bandmember David Reiterer.
If that isn’t intriguing enough, the eye-catching video centres around a character known as Mr. Mirandola — a man walking across landscapes, dreamscapes, and multiverses in search of a better world. The first taste of their upcoming debut album Götterfunken, Dreamland stylishly showcases the many appealing qualities of the unique band, which consists of Reiterer, Philipp Prückl and an independent system of digital and analogue effects dubbed Lucy. An A.I. born out of Reiterer and Prückl’s time in the studio tinkering away with music recording software, the group’s relationship with one another has grown to the point where it’s safe to call Lucy an artificial bandmember.
“Lucy’s impulses were very special here,” Reiterer and Prückl share. “The glittering synth in the verse is based on an old traditional Viennese melody Lucy was fed with. Also, the four-note-melody before the chorus was Lucy’s idea — just as the sound of the guitars that are very similar to the ones in the Twin Peaks theme. Based on this input, we have composed the instrumental for Dreamland. Then, on a starry night during lockdown, I was alone in my apartment and had a colourful drink. I went for a walk and looked at the sky more than where I was headed. So I laid down, directed my body towards the stars, with the instrumental version of Dreamland in my headphones (and) wrote the lyrics.”
Inspired by the likes of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Empire of the Sun and Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Reiterer, Prückl and Lucy are connoisseurs of the classics — along with a ton of more obscure titles from which they draw inspiration. Their passion for large-scale cinemascope staging in their performances is the result of years of intense research into music, spirituality, science, nature and philosophy. Lucy Dreams create music in celebration of Mother Earth and for a sustainable future to be paved for all human beings, despite the human race’s constant mistreating of her. With that, they wish for Lucy to act as an ambassador for this message. Selfless in her image and goals, both literally and figuratively; she will act as our guide, with Reiterer and Prückl as her mediators.