Toronto dream rock band Lost Cousins recently released their new song, “Dreamer,” written in the serene setting of a forest cottage north of Kingston, Ontario. The result is a song that captures those idyllic summer surroundings, with its bright, ethereal melodies and, if you listen closely, the chirping of birds and rhythmic waves of a nearby lake. It features pulsing shoegaze-inspired guitars, airy vocals, and soaring synth strings driven by a steady impactful rhythm section.
“Dreamer” builds momentum and forward motion throughout. The instrumentation emerges from peaceful, inspiring surroundings where one’s mind is left to experiment. The lyrics dive into the self-doubt associated with the creative process while also encouraging the listener to embody positivity in the face of struggling relationships.
At its core, the song speaks to the beauty and uncertainty of working towards lofty goals and inspires the listener to embrace their inner dreamer. The band’s primary focus was on immersing the listener in the experience of driving with the windows down on a summer night as the sun slowly sets.
Lost Cousins comment on “Dreamer” stating:
“Its lyrics revolve around the concept of Dreamers, referring to individuals who invest their entire sense of self-worth in creative and ambitious objectives. Being musicians, our way of life often appears unique and distinct from an outsider’s perspective. We reflect on the realization that many Dreamers tend to suppress their creativity as they become aware of the challenges involved in showcasing it. Ultimately, the essence of the song lies in capturing the beauty and uncertainty that come with striving for ambitious goals.”