WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM MARSEILLE – THIS DREAM OF MINE
Born and raised Derby lads Marseille are back with some psychedelic sunshine in the form of their brand new single ‘This Dream Of Mine’.
Following on from the release of their ‘Freedom’ EP earlier this year, the indie-rock five-piece once again hone that particular Madchester sound so synonymous with the likes of The Stone Roses. And it’d be fair to say that ‘This Dream Of Mine’ (along with it’s three b-sides (‘Brightest Star’ / ‘I Love You’ / Devil’s Gonna Get You’), does have that Roses-esque feel – complete with paint-flecked cover artwork – but there’s more to it than that.
Aside from the frenzied drumbeat and wailing wah-drenched guitar licks – ‘This Dream Of Mine’ is a sun-kissed song of romance and hope. And despite it’s over three-minute runtime, from the off this track sets a seriously hurtling pace. In what could seem rushed or almost double-speed – there’s an urgency and a real freneticism to this record that is both disarming and desperately refreshing. A soundscape which brings in nods to not only late 80s/early 90s Madchester, but elements of 60s Merseybeat and psychedelia as well.
Instrumentally strong, with vocals not entering the mix until almost a minute in, frontman and lyricist Will Brown gives a soaring performance. His honeyed delivery backed up with warm harmonies, manages to be both mellow and somewhat achingly upbeat against intricately racing guitars. “Living this dream of mine”
With a forthcoming beach-set music video, this latest track from Marseille is just the dose of hope we need. And as we crawl to the end of August, I think a bit of sunny optimism has come just in time.