Great! Thank you so much for having me. It’s wonderful to be here.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “In The Air”?
Sure. In the Air is my first single and it’s available on iTunes, Youtube and Spotify. It’s a rock/pop song with Britrock influences and it’s about letting go and free falling.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I think my years of struggle as a musician inspired me to write this song. In the Air is about pushing through your greatest obstacles by letting go. It sounds counter-intuitive but sometimes, when you stop obsessing and let go, things fall into place. In the Air is about letting go and falling weightlessly. As the bridge of the song says, ‘Sometimes you gotta go all the way down, to be able to go all the way up.’
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
The video was a lot of fun to film. Jake, the video director set everything up perfectly. It was mostly filmed indoors, and I had several takes to rocking out to the music. My favorite part of the video was the look. It’s inspired by Gwen Stefani and Alexander McQueen. I loved swinging my ponytail around.
How was the recording and writing process?
Valerie and I worked on the lyrics before the producer, Peter Roberts created the track. We then went into the studio and recorded the track. It all went pretty fast and I was happy to hear the finished product.
What role does LA play in your music?
Without LA, none of this would’ve been possible so LA is probably the most crucial part of my music. To me, LA is the city of dreams. When I first came here last year, I knew something was different about this place. The energy here is great. LA has a wonderful creative community and I’ve been fortunate to meet several nice people. I moved to LA last year and met Valerie Fahren, my vocal coach and manager. She’s played a huge role in my career, and I’m so thankful to have met her. So yes, moving to LA is what got everything started.
As your music keeps gaining much popularity – does that put any pressure on you as you release a new song or rather the material?
I don’t think the popularity puts as much pressure on me as I put on myself (laughs). I’m a creative person and creating art is like breathing to me. Just like you need to breathe to live, I need to create art to live. So, I’m creating and putting out work because it’s what I love to do. In terms of comments, I try not to get affected too much by what people say. When you put your work out there, there’s going to be positive and negative reactions. I try to focus on the positive, while learning from my mistakes.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes! I have two more songs lined up for release and I can’t wait for you all to hear them.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The next video will probably go out on Friday (April 19th). I try to release new songs on my Youtube channel every Friday so keep an eye out for it.
Any plans to hit the road?
Not right now. I’m currently working more on getting new songs done.
What else is happening next in Dream’s world?
Lots of exciting things, actually. A few songs are in the pipeline and you’ll be seeing some new amazing photos on my Instagram. You can follow me @dreammusicofficial. Thank you so much for having me. It was great doing this interview with you guys.