Released by Swedish singer Baby Yaga, Dreamer is a synth-pop musical story based on hard life lessons from a failed marriage. The music video, directed by Patrick Von Barkenberg, portrays the mood in a graphic sequence where a man in a mask chases his victim through a forest until she wakes up and finds it was all just a dream (hence the name of the song). If you’d like to find out more about Baby Yaga and her music you can always check out my interview with her here.
Dreamer consists of layers of synthesised sounds, often fading in and out so the combination of sounds changes every verse. With a driving beat, I imagine it would be a great song for workouts, as long as you don’t focus too much on the lyrics. My only criticism of the song is in the third verse, I would have liked to hear the music stripped down for longer and an added oomph to the last chorus to really bring the song home.
Baby Yaga’s vocals on the track were flawless and completely on pitch. I liked the addition of octaves in the chorus combined with Baby Yaga’s soft vocal tone. I thought there could have been some vocal ad lib in certain places, but the song itself carried its own quite well without much in the way of vocals.
All in all, it’s a solid synth-pop track and with a few minor adjustments it could have been great. I give it 7/10.