Friday, July 13, 2012

TGIF: Song of the Week

Taken By Trees is the solo project of Victoria Bergman, former lead singer of The Concretes.

Released just this week, the newest Taken By Trees track "Dreams" is the musical definition of summer bliss and relaxation - courtesy of some quirky instrumentals, breathy chanting and a wavy melody. The song draws inspiration from when crooner Victoria Bergsman (remember the girl who sang vocals on "Young Folks?") spent time in Hawaii while assessing her next recording endeavour, and man, can you hear it. This four-minute tropical fantasy is decorated with twinkling waterside guitar, sonic keys and underwater blipping - taking you right out of the urban sprawl and into her beachy euphoria. I can't think of a better dreamy ditty to start a weekend under the sun.

Here's what she had to say about it:

"But the kind of dream I am referring to in this song is more like a sense of longing, a vision of a place where things are quiet, like floating in the ocean off of Hawaii. I find that very hard, feeling at peace, feeling that things are OK just as they are. In the past I always feared that calm would lead to laziness, but now I see it more as a strength, something I want to achieve. The album is very much about that … and about finding love."

The new Taken By Trees album entitled Other Worlds will be released on October 2nd. Enjoy your weekend!

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