Lucy Dreams boldly combine the bravery and vulnerability of Achilles on their lush new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest beautiful track from the two-person Austrian trio (more on that in a minute) delves deep into the realm of emotional openness and the remarkable strength that can be found in revealing one’s true self. Naturally, it draws inspiration from the legendary Greek mythological figure Achilles, a heroic warrior whose only physical weakness was in his unprotected heel.
Now, back to Lucy Dreams — a Viennese dream-pop trio consisting of David Reiterer, Philipp Prückl and their technological bandmate Lucy. An independent system of digital and analogue effects, developed by David and Philipp specifically for music production, Lucy can be understood as an AI. But the connection between her and the two musicians is a far more intimate one, as Lucy is deeply involved in the songwriting process, and really deserves the designation AB (Artificial Bandmember).
Lucy generates lyrics based on the input she receives — and a literary diet that has consisted of James Joyce and Kazuo Ishiguro helps explain the quality of her poetry. Meanwhile, the band’s musical influences include Mark Hollis, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Empire Of The Sun and Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips.
Achilles follows Lucy Dreams’ internationally acclaimed 2022 album Götterfunken and the recent single Emotional. Their live show, introduced by Lucy herself of course, unfolds into sprawling dreamscapes, making the interplay between man and machine a peripheral aspect of this art project. Lucy Dreams does not envision dystopias — no SkyNet, no technocratic apocalypse. Her thoughts reach us in waveform; David and Philipp serve as her mediators, if you will. Lucy Dreams on stage is an experience for ears, eyes, hearts and minds.
Lucy Dreams Tour Dates
Oct. 26 | Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
Oct. 27 | Manchester, Eagle Inn
Oct. 28 | London, St Moritz. Admission £7
Oct. 29 | Leeds, Northern Guitars (3 p.m. show, free admission)