There’s been no love lost for Melbourne alt metalcore icons Dream on Dreamer since the beloved group announced their disbandment back in 2020. And in 2023, fans are in for a treat not only with a special 10-year reunion tour this August celebrating a decade since the release of the band’s sophomore album ‘Loveless’, but with a re-recorded version of Hear Me Out; a track that truly put Dream on Dreamer on the map and solidified their optimistic brand of heartfelt heaviness.
Setting Dream on Dreamer apart from the pack as they discovered their sonic identity, Hear Me Out II galvanized the Melbourne group’s dedication to finding a point of difference in a scene often dominated by darkness and melancholia. While many of their peers have found the formula of writing songs that identify the feelings of depression, Dream on Dreamer painstakingly sought to not romanticize these negative ideas, instead aiming to offer hope and inspiration.
Hailed as “one of the most well received” songs from the band’s live set and back catalogue, Hear Me Out originally relished in lush reverberation, glistening instrumentation, oscillating light and shade, and towering emotion, with the brand new version, Hear Me Out II offering a glossy glow-up that packs a crisp evolution without sacrificing the charm of the original.
“When we wrote this song, we tried to be as honest as we could possibly be at the time,” Dream on Dreamer share, revisiting Hear Me Out. “We’ve all been at a point in our lives when every ripple feels like a hungry wave just waiting to devour us. Where the magnitude of emotions weighs so heavy, it seems to take over your soul and the light of hope is dimmed to a point of almost complete darkness.”
“There, you have choice,” the band continue. “You can give up or grow and thrive with the trust of knowing that feeling low and hopeless is only manifested inside your own mind. In those moments we have to realise that life itself is so much bigger than us and our current state of emotions is nothing more than a temporary feeling and a teacher that guides you to be an even better version of yourself.”
Having emerged from the heart of the alternative music scene, Dream on Dreamer quickly captivated audiences worldwide with their unique blend of soaring melodies, powerful lyrics, and explosive live performances. Their unwavering dedication to their craft earned them a passionate and dedicated fan base that has withstood the test of time.
‘Loveless’, released ten years ago, solidified Dream on Dreamer as pioneers of the genre and left an indelible mark on the music landscape. The album delved into themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, resonating with listeners on a deeply personal level. Its raw emotional intensity and thought-provoking narratives have firmly established it as a modern classic, with particular praise given to the slow-burning magic of Hear Me Out at the album’s midway point.
Fans have shown their appreciation for the anthem in the form of tattoos and artwork, making it clear to the group the significant impact the song has had; an impact largely accredited to the emotionally charged lyrics of pulling through hard times and epic musical arrangement.
With previous tours spanning the globe alongside the likes of Pierce The Veil, Avenged Sevenfold, A Day To Remember and more, Dream on Dreamer are set to showcase that absence has only made the heart and the emphatic performances grow stronger this August, with the 10-year anniversary tour visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney set to offer carefully curated tracks from the iconic ‘Loveless’ album, as well as a thoughtfully selected collection of fan favourites that span Dream on Dreamer‘s illustrious career.
Dream On Dreamer Presents
DREAM ON DREAMER
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST – MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 12 AUGUST – UNIBAR, ADELAIDE
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST – CROWBAR, SYDNEY
Tickets from dreamondreamerband.com
Thanks to Dallas Does PR