ARE YOU LETTING GO? // DREAMER BOY (FEAT. BENEE)

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WITH WHIMSICAL GRACE AND AN ENERGETIC FLOW, BENEE AND DREAMER BOY HAVE TEAMED UP TO MAKE THIS FALL FEEL LIKE SUMMER NOSTALGIA. EMBRACING THE INDIE-POP STYLE WITH ELECTRONIC EFFECTS, THIS ANTHEM FINDS ITS BALANCE BETWEEN DANCE-POP AND CHILL NIGHTS. THE TWO UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS’ COLLABORATION SETTLES IN TO CONFRONT THE INQUISITION OF INFATUATION AND GOODBYES. 

ZACH TAYLOR, ALSO KNOWN AS DREAMER BOY, IS A NASHVILLE-BASED ARTIST WHOSE INNER MONOLOGUE IS PUT ON DISPLAY IN HIS MUSIC. HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH BENEE, AN ARTIST WHO SKYROCKETED TO FAME WITH HER HIT, “SUPALONELY,” IS SMOOTH AND CHARISMATIC. THE TWO ARTISTS’ VOICES FIT NATURALLY IN THIS TRACK, CAPITALIZING ON THE BLEND AND RANGE OF BOTH ARTISTS IN A MANNER THAT FEELS INSTINCTIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL SIMULTANEOUSLY. 

Photo: Adam Alonzo

INTRODUCING BENEE IN THE SECOND VERSE ALLOWS FOR THE SUBTLE GROWTH OF THE TRACK. THE MELODY QUICKENS AND SLOWS INTENTIONALLY TO EMBRACE THE HUMANITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE LYRICS. THE JUXTAPOSITION OF HEARTFELT AND HEARTBREAK ARE ENERGIZED BY THE ELECTRIC EMPHASIS AND THE IMPRESSIVE INSTRUMENTAL BACKGROUND. BENEE AND DREAMER BOY’S STYLES MORPH INTO A SONICALLY AESTHETIC SYMMETRY THAT INVITES LISTENERS TO FIND THEMSELVES IN BOTH PERSPECTIVES. 

“ARE YOU LETTING GO?” INTRODUCES SIMPLE LYRICS WITH COMPLEX EMOTIONS. WITH LYRICS, “ARE YOU EVEN LETTING GO / ARE YOU EVEN CLOSE / ARE YOU LETTING GO, ARE YOU EVEN, EVEN / BETTER SHARE, BETTER SHARE MY MIND NOW / I DON’T WANT YOU THINKING I’M A COP OUT / HAPPENS EVERY TIME I GUESS I TRIED THOUGH / TRIED TO STAY IN LINE BUT SLIPPED AND FELL OVER / I WONDER HOW LONG IT’LL TAKE TO BURN OUT / GET SICK OF ME AND GO & FIND A NICE GIRL / I’M WASTING ALL YOUR TIME SO INDECISIVE / BUT I WILL STAY IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT BABE.” THE TUG-OF-WAR INNER MONOLOGUE REFLECTS BOTH PERSPECTIVES AND INVITES LISTENERS TO REMINISCE ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND FEELINGS.

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