Friday, October 4, 2019

Very Good - "Falling Dreams"

Photo by Sergio Carrasco
Normally when we describe music as stripped down it means that it's intimate, and usually warm. "Falling Dreams" from Very Good isn't that. At all. "Falling Dreams" is intensely minimalist. There is barely any instrumentation behind Sean Cronin's vocals, and the tiny bit there is isn't always pleasant. It's hardly noise rock in the traditional sense. It's a challenging listen, sure, but more because it's so sparse and quiet. Instruments come and go, but more like they know it's their turn and it's required of them. All that said, it's not entirely unpleasant. By the end, the song becomes quite enjoyable. I'm not sure if it's because the music changes in a more pleasant way or if you have just adapted to the way it is, but "Falling Dreams" is almost nice for the last two or three minutes.

You can watch the video for "Falling Dreams" below. Adulthood, the new album from Very Good, will be out October 11. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Very Good, check out their Bandcamp.

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