“Dreamer,” the new single from They/Live’s upcoming album, is a song about trying to make art and find connection and beauty while living in a dystopia. How does one survive? How does one sustain love? “So I go in deeper than I ever have before, here we are the dreamers but they wove us into war.” One goes deeper.
This song accompanies the moments of solitude, the beautiful ones however, where you have the time and space to think and reflect, on how many beautiful things you have around you, on the beauty of the world that there is waiting for nothing else to be seen, admired and lived.
Inspired by moments of insomnia, ‘Nocturnal Lady’ delves into the realm of downtempo electronica with shades of trip hop. The fast-paced rhythmic backdrop of electronic elements juxtaposed with dreamy harmonies and melancholic lyrics detail the endless struggle into slumber.
It also tries to depict how we as individuals have started to disregard our need for sleep. One could say that in some sense, we have all become nocturnal. We live in a non-stop world, having programmed ourselves never to turn off, to be intolerant to patience and the notion of waiting.