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"Surf inspired indie rock band" Say Sue Me have just released a strong candidate for song of the year. The Busan, South Korea quartet's "To Dream" is this delightful mix of dream pop and indie rock. The track is as gorgeous as it is mesmerizing, with vocals and guitar work that is nearly dreamlike. It's a hazy and breezy track, and then the guitar cacophony kicks in. The last third of the song is a brilliant display of noise, kind of like Sonic Youth's later period when their chaos was more about beauty than aggression. The guitars just swirl around each other in the most delightful way during this burst, and "To Dream" is going to end up on a lot of year end playlists to come.
Vocalist and guitarist Sumi Choi says of the new song:
“I dreamed that everyone was alive, and I came to think that there might be no end. One day everyone will come back and meet somewhere."