TRACK BY TRACK: InAir’s Dreamful

Ascending UK Alt-Rock trio InAir ( ) are primed to release their ultra-magnetic new EP, Dreamful, on Friday 13th September. With this in mind, we exclusively asked the band for a track by track breakdown of the EP:


Musically we’ve had the lead synth of “Control” floating about for around two years but we never quite knew where to go with the initial idea. We wanted to keep experimenting with dynamics between heavy and soft with in our song writing. We feel the bridge after the second chorus perfectly captures that and is one of our favourites sections off the EP.

The song is lyrically about knowing for years that something is not quite right within yourself and finally accepting that you have issues you need to confront. It is the beginning of the journey to recovery from depression.

Chemicals (

“Chemicals” was the first song written for Dreamful and was originally song written about the late great Chester Bennington. The song changed when we realised what we wanted the EP to be about. We’d still love to write a song in tribute to him.

 The lyrics of “Chemicals” continue from “Control” and focus on the challenges of being on anti-depressants. We wanted to focus on different aspects of one’s battle against depression and felt that this was an area not commonly written about yet so relatable to us. People can experience a lot of self-doubts and questions such as if this is the right decision for them to accept medical help hence the line “I know it’s for the best but my heart it still protests”. Chemicals embrace’s those self-doubts and says it’s ok to accept medical help on the road to recovery.

Talk to you

Strange beginnings for this one as; the main synth was originally conceived at a Wetherspoons in Leeds! Once again musically we wanted to continue jumping from various genres which we achieved on “Talk to You” with the cheeky key change after the second chorus.

Lyrically this song is about opening up to others when you need to accept help. We think we are all guilty of hiding things from people who are close to us and bottling feelings up. This song is about not being afraid to share your feelings with others.

Regress ( )

“Regress” was the final song that we wrote for “Dreamful” and is the second single to be released from the EP. We wanted to write something with a really big chorus which was stacked with synths. Simon Jackman really helped us to combine the rock and electronic vision on “Dreamful”. We feel that the chorus in Regress is a perfect example of that.

 Regress is about slipping up and having a moment where you move backwards instead of forwards. We think that everyone has a moment of self-doubt when trying to pursue a personal goal and we felt this was applicable to the theme of recovering from depression on “Dreamful”. We wanted to convey the message that it’s ok to falter on the course to achieving one’s hopes and dreams.

Life finds a way

We felt that this was the clear winner for closing track for “Dreamful”. The song title is actually not inspired by the infamous Jeff Goldblum quote but a friend of ours’ who has the words in a tattoo.

 We’d describe “Life Finds A Way” as a song about looking forward to the future. I think it goes without saying that everyone has bad and good experiences within their lives. This song is accepting that bad stuff can happen but overall the great moments outweigh the difficult times. We love the shift to a major key in the chorus, which creates a colossal impact. This is something we’d love to experiment with more on future releases.”

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RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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