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Live Review: PREMIERE: Dream Dali invite us into their surreal wonderland on 'Hurt Me'

11 June 2019 | 2:38 pm | Caitlin Medcalf

With a very Last Shadow Puppets-esque, film noir approach to not only visualising, but creating sound, DREAM DALI arrive today with their debut that's set to captivate you from its opening moments. 'Hurt Me' is the name of the project, and one that we're very excited to be introducing you to today.

"'Hurt Me' explores the feelings and emotions of allowing someone into your most vulnerable place and coming out of it with some scars," they explain. "We put up walls when we are hurt and moving forward from those dark places can be challenging. Hurt Me is about acknowledging the pain of someone ripping at your insides and moving forward."

This dark wave dream fuses elements of rock in with heavy electronic sounds. Think acid, stabby synths and a hell of a lot of distortion. Their vocalist's voice floats dreamily atop the jarring sounds, creating a beautiful juxtaposition.

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The clip sees Dream Dali teaming up with Spanish director Silvia Grav for this visual accompaniment. On working with Grav, they said "Silvia is an amazing Spanish artist who seemed like a natural visual extension of the dark and surreal Dream Dali world. She paired the song with the same sentiment we pour into our music - dissonance and discordance, vulnerability and tension. Silvia's innate creativity to explore the subconscious through jarring movements and uncomfortable visuals really pushed the song to another level."

'Hurt Me' sees Dream Dali welcoming us into their world with open arms, and with just their first track in our hot little hands, we're excited to see what's next.


'Hurt Me' Single Launch

w/ Upsidedown & Sarah March


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