Dream State veröffentlichen am 18. Oktober über UNFD ihr Debütalbum „Primrose Path“ (News), das die Fortsetzung der Debüt-EP „Recovery“ aus dem Jahr 2018 darstellen soll. Produziert wurde das Werk von Dan Weller (Enter Shikari). Mittlerweile wurden einige Singles der neuen Platte veröffentlicht – mit „Twenty Letters“ erblickt nun ein weiterer Titel das Licht der Welt. Sängerin CJ Gilpin erklärt, warum dieser Song einer ihrer Favoriten auf dem neuen Album ist:
„It was about a time in my life where it was a make or break moment. Society’s standardised ways of living were crippling; I was constantly carrying the pain of others around me and I started to face the shadow aspects to my own personality and felt trapped and tormented by my own mind. I sat in my room in the dark and I just cried and broke down. I felt so alone and all my pain rose to the surface and I had to face it all head on, rather than run from it like I always had by self-medicating“.
Weiterhin sagt sie über den Schreibprozess:
„The urge to write had overcome me and felt that what I would write was either going to say goodbye or ease some pain in some way but I knew that night I would do things differently this time. As I started to write, I flooded pages with all the things that were hurting me and my lack of understanding of it all, but shortly after I purged my pain, hope would follow and conquer it. It was cathartic doing it that way. I could still feel the weight on my chest and stomach and I just suddenly had enough of myself. I could not continue living this way. I cannot not let my pain as well as others keep drowning me like this. I’m so grateful for that night because I was able to go through this breakdown alone and without drink or drugs.
I stared at my monster in the mirror I made friends with it, I understood it. I felt completely undone by everything and nothing could hurt me again. I had learnt that in order for my soul to change, I must learn and face the shadow aspects to my personality and learn from them, rather than hiding from them. Light has illuminated the way for me and the darkness has shaped it. I’m friends with both and I understand its purpose now. I ended the night holding those letters of mine close and laid there grateful and ready for whatever happens next“.
Im November unterstützend die Musiker Being As An Ocean auf deren Tour durch Europa. Tickets für die Tour bekommt Ihr hier: Tickets
Video: Dream State – Twenty Letters
10.11. Köln, Die Kantine
12.11. München, Backstage
13.11. Nürnberg, Z-Bau
14.11. Wien (AT), Grelle Forelle
17.11. Berlin, Lido
18.11. Leipzig, Conne Island
19.11. Hamburg, Knust
24.11. Münster, Sputnikhalle
26.11. Karlsruhe, Substage