Dream On Dreamer release the first cut from their forthcoming album, It Comes and Goes. New single Let It In is bursting with ferocity and intensity, both lyrically and musically and details the band’s guitarist and vocalist Zach Britt’s personal struggle in a toxic relationship. The video for Let It In, directed by Jason Eshraghian, was inspired by the Ram Das’ book Be Here Now which was given to Britt by a close friend during the time of his struggle.
Formed in 2009, ARIA award-nominated act Dream On Dreamer have had a successful, yet also trying career. From line-up changes shifts within industry collaborations, health scares, to even having to face legal issues to keep the band actively touring in Australian. Amongst all of this tribulation the band has well and truly re-found its footing and is ready to conquer the heavy music scene
Since their inception, Dream on Dreamer hasn’t skipped a beat, with every release charting highly in the ARIA and iTunes charts. The band have also toured just about every market imaginable – from multiple expeditions to the US and Europe, as well as Russia, Japan, South East Asia, New Zealand, and of course their home turf of Australia. Supporting some of the biggest names in the genre (Avenged Sevenfold, Pierce the Veil, A Day to Remember, Sleeping with Sirens and more). Vocalist Zach Britt drops by to answer a few questions for Hi Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles.
Congratulations on the new single Let It In, was it quite a therapeutic experience?
Yeah I definitely feel it was a lot more cathartic than I ever thought I would be. It’s nice to see something so honest resonate with listeners too.
Did you intend on it being such a personal insight to what you were going through at the time?
I think most things are pretty personal in your songs if you really care about it a lot and that was definitely the case with this single and the album we’ve just finished. I don’t necessarily “expect” to write such personal stuff in these songs but sometimes it comes down to just opening your mouth and seeing what comes out. This one was a huge case of that.
Did you enjoy the experience of making the film clip?
Film clips can be the best and the worst experiences of your life haha. Luckily when you’re working with someone like Jason you can’t have a bad time. His direction, organisation and light hearted approach make it something special every time and to get the results he does out of faces like ours is no mean feat!
Was the book Be Here Now more influential than you thought?
It was given to me by an incredible friend of mine before a trip up the east coast together. We were both going through things at the time and for me, that book seemed to give me the clarity to organise a lot of shit that had been tangled up in my head. I couldn’t recommend it more for its frank truths.
The album coming out sounds great?
The album is called It Comes and Goes and will be out a little later this year. If you have enjoyed what we’ve been putting out in the last few years then you are in for a treat!
Are you looking forward to this run of upcoming dates?
Absolutely! Getting out and playing a few more shows with some fresh material gets the crowds going and we are so privileged to be able to keep seeing the country while we play music for people!
Can fans expect to hear more new material on this tour?
I’d say you can bank on some new songs for sure 🙂
Do you have a favourite tour story from playing in Adelaide?
Well we played a new night there recently and were taken out by a male stripper for plenty of drinks afterwards. He was a legend! That night there had been a group of eight or nine gorgeous women dressed as sailor moon or some jazz that jumped on stage with Callan and started dancing during the set. No surprise that he gets that attention really, what a man. I met up with one of the lovely ladies while we were having drinks with the stripper then she took us to a gay bar down the road. It was a brilliant night and we danced and drank hard! Later on Luke and I headed back with the sailor lady and Cal let us into the apartment. The rest is history…. 😉
Interview by Rob Lyon
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