It's finally here! Just over three weeks ago I heard Dream Reporter's new single for the first time but horror of horrors, I wasn't at liberty to share it. It might be the very beginning of the year but I'm declaring now that this will be my single of the year and it's finally out today. If you like Cocteau Twins or All About Eve or anything dream pop, you'll love "It Stays".
From its opening chords "It Stays" reminds me of the heyday of dream pop and shoegazing, when Cocteau Twins and Lush dominated the playlists of dreamy, introverted people like me. The momentous and suggestive baseline reminds me of All About Eve's Phased EP but it was the vocals that blew me away; Dream Reporter has the confidence, power and presence of PJ Harvey and Florence Welch. In truth, "It Stays" reminds me very much of Tori Amos's "Crucify", a song which I expected would forever remain unparalleled.
"Do you know what it takes to turn the bitterness I taste into something more than hate?"
Edit: we finally have a Soundcloud link too:
I am very excited to see what the London-based Dream Reporter does next but if this track is anything to go by, she is going to be huge. She's been touring the States lately but hopefully she'll come home soon for some gigs.