Vermin & The Beachrat’s new song ‘Dream Of You’ provides that he too is doing all he can do to fight against the pandemic.
During this challenging period, we’ve seen artists from all over the world put their music out and lift spirits however they can; from getting together in a mega-concert special to contributing with fans for the artwork, the creativity has been flowing in full force this year. Vermin & The Beachrat has always entertained his audiences with his nostalgic, folk sounds and he achieves the same with ‘Dream Of You’.
Buoyed by sharp chords on the acoustic guitar and Vermin’s deep, authentic voice, ‘Dream Of You’ is both sweet, touching, and wistful. It is dedicated to all those who are missing their loved ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At its core, it’s a very deep and intense love song that speaks to the nature of distance, regret, and desire that we’re all undergoing at the moment. But Vermin’s voice keeps the tone light and relatable, and the instrumentation takes care of the rest. The instrumentation is fairly simple in the sense that it plays with those classic, familiar beats of the eighties that we all know and love, but as we soon find out, the song tackles with some very real and current themes. It mines those sentimental emotions to build something way more tangible and relevant.
With lyrics like ‘I want to hold you tight’ and ‘The way your hands fits in mine’, Vermin & The Beachrat invokes some genuine feelings of lovesickness here, and there is just something special about old rock ‘n roll sounds that makes that magic happen. Art imitates life, so when we’re evaluating the music that had come out in this period, we all need to remember that these songs were created with limited resources, limited production effects but they still struck a chord in our hearts.
Vermin & The Beachrat does just that, and he shows that music moves us like no other force. By keeping it easy and revealing the depth of his emotions, he has created a tune that reflects a collective experience for the times. And for that, we must always thank him.
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