Finally cooling off one of the must shut in and burning summers on record, “Dreams” by WaxFeet is just what we needed in a moment with too much tension. Cool strings and spacey vocals hit on that faded out beachy vibe, a portrait in grayscale. Vocals fade into the instrumental, leaving a texture always approachable, and deliciously laid back.
Vibrant from beginning to end, the choice of samples and inclusion of several atmospheric elements makes for a robust listening experience. Not over or under-produced, “Dream” is executed to perfection. Bump it in the car or while studying — there’s no setting that will overwear its welcome. There’s a natural charisma to the track and video which will quickly gather attention.
Inside “Dreams” and Glitches, Venomous VHS SFX
The visuals for “Dreams” takes into the era of the taped movies. All those pops and glitches from the VHSs are drawn into the imagination. Rather than one stray line, that line disrupts. Textures are grafted and erupt from each other, almost like a cubist experiment with time reintroduced. Of course an attractive lead model and the beach make more an engaging video on their own, but the taste is impeccable. Throughout the video the black and white theme don’t get old.
Coming of age in the late 70’s Minneapolis music scene, the founder of WaxFeet harkens back to the ease and undeniable swagger of musicians such as J Dilla. Their intricate soundscape is so smooth that it flows into the ear. Often working without words, they find more minimalistic tracks healing to the modern psyche.
In a world overcrowded with noise, why wouldn’t listeners crave “Dream”? Additionally, the rest of WaxFeet’s discography is a wonderful addition to any chill session.