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New Music from Dirty Dreamer “Piano 39”

February 18, 2022

Ambient electronic trio Dirty Dreamer grapple with hard truths and shine a light on everyday beauty with their moving new single ‘Piano 39’, which they share today, Friday, 18th February 2022.

The single comes with the news that Dirty Dreamer, which was formed out of the ashes of the Choice-nominated band Come On Live Long, will release their debut album The Everyday In Bloom on Friday, 8th April 2022.

Guided by a mellow piano line and accompanied by singer Louise Gaffney’s evocatively layered vocals, ‘Piano 39’ bursts into life in its second verse, a gliding guitar line evoking memories of late-night drives and tearful meditation. Lyrically, the track wonders if artists have tendencies to avert their eyes in the face of hard truths. It also draws attention to how much of life’s joy can be missed when you don’t take a moment to look around, which is the overarching theme of their forthcoming album.

Speaking about the new single, singer Louise Gaffney, who also designs all the band’s artwork, says: “‘Piano 39’ was one of those tracks that almost wrote itself. Daithí started quietly humming a gorgeous melody while jamming a middle section. In between chords I managed to hit the mic so it swung around on the stand and just caught it as he was coming up with it. That little passing moment became the hook. The final verse is trying to describe one of those shiny moments of clarity you can have at random when you notice an everyday moment of beauty and you are completely pulled out of yourself.”

Dirty Dreamer was first founded in 2018 after its members, Louise Gaffney, Daithí O’Connor and Ken McCabe had spent the previous number of years playing together as part of the choice-nominated electro-folk outfit Come On Live Long. By combining the use of synths, electric guitar, processed vocals, distorted beats and live drums, Dirty Dreamer blends a common love for all things electronic with live instrumentation to attain a sound that is both raw and melodically crafted.

The band released their debut single ‘Evaporate’ in 2019 – which currently has over half-a-million streams on Spotify. This was quickly followed by a self-titled EP. Recorded in The Meadow studio in Wicklow, the four-track project was born of a free form approach to making music, as songs emerged from months of experimenting with new sounds and blending ambient electronica with more traditional components of classical composition.

The project was followed in 2020 by the first two singles from The Everyday In Bloom –  ‘Air To Breathe’ and ‘Electric Sleep’. After a pandemic-induced hiatus, ‘Piano 39’ is the third single to be released before the band quickly follows it up with an April 8th album release.

Leaning on the band’s more analog tendencies, the album is Dirty Dreamer’s most acoustic creation to date and features the unique aesthetic of its tape-recorded processing.

With these three beautiful singles in the ether, the upcoming album and a headline show in the works (details to follow), Dirty Dreamer have all it takes to become prominent figures in Irish music in 2022 and years to come.

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