Sitting between traditional folk, modern classical, and tribal dance music, The Trouble Notes’ newest single, “Never Dream Alone,” is a fantasy-tinged folk-pop anthem. Written for and filmed at the 2022 Summer edition of Elfia, Europe’s largest outdoor Cosplay festival, the video showcases the song’s energy with vibrant visuals and eclectic costumes – inspiring listeners to embrace their dreams and imagination.

A call to embrace the fantastic, wonderful and weird, “Never Dream Alone” showcases the band’s quintessential classical-cross-over style, holding elements of an epic film score within the structure of a modern folk-pop song. The fantasy-tinged violin melodies and string arrangements are a nod to the epic scores of the genre, while the operatic vocals of Carola Zerega and Bennet Cerven carry the message of unity in diversity.

On full display is the energetic rhythms of the mind-blowing percussionist Oliver Maguire, whose unique hand-drumming techniques elevate the listener to new heights. Florian Eisenschmidt’s rock-inspired riffs on guitar are the backbone on which pianist Frederic Dubois creates the harmonic soundscapes that shape “Never Dream Alone” and bring the listener into a fairytale realm with unity at its core.

“‘Never Dream Alone’ is an epic ode to the dreamer,” says Bennet Cerven, Violinist for The Trouble Notes. “It was an easy song for us to write because we have always identified ourselves as such. We wanted to create a piece of music that captures the fantastic spirit of our favorite films and stories while being inclusive and easy to sing along to!” Overall, this track will take you on an auditory journey through realms unknown – so be sure not to miss it!

Photo of The Trouble Notes performing “Never Dream Alone” by Stefanie Tendler
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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.