Dreamwave – ‘Hidden Sun’

Dreamwave release enchanting dream-pop track, ‘Hidden Sun’

Hidden Sun
Dreamwave image via Taya Keifer

Bristol’s own DIY-psych quartet, Dreamwave, sets the stage for their highly anticipated debut EP with the ethereal single “Hidden Sun,” released today via Velvet Echoes.

Following the success of their kraut-punk-infused track ‘Mindcave,’ ‘Hidden Sun’ showcases a softer, more introspective side of the band’s sonic palette. With keyboardist Hester Battin taking the lead on vocals, the track delivers a mesmerizing blend of synth-washed melodies and psych-splashed textures, evoking a sense of tender enchantment.

The band explain the track:

“Inspired by the dreamy synths of Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for ‘Il Mercenario – but adding our own oneiric twist – with ‘Hidden Sun’ we were aiming at crafting a composition that exudes a comforting warmth, reminiscent of the soothing colour palettes of Leone’s film: washed out pastels, baked in a subtly orange tint, emulating the heat of a hidden sun in a desert environment. We also got really inspired seeing Tears for Fears perform live, so we bought a bunch of 80s synthesisers, which you can hear across ‘Hidden Sun’ in all their glory.”

‘Hidden Sun’ is out now on all streaming services. Dreamwave and The Mindcave EP is due May 3, 2024 (physical/digital) via Velvet Echoes.

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