“A Dream I’ve Had” can be compared to similar sounds of 70’s folk artists like Art Garfunkel, and George and Paul. The single is distilled and refrained, easy listening – a song you’d definitely want to hear on a Spotify playlist when you are feeling nostalgic. Kaleb describes the meaning of the single, as “speaking to a lost loved one through song, despite distance and time. Family, love. The song distills a simple emotion, missing someone you’ve lost, and puts that emotion into a pop tune on the piano. It follows the pop song format of a reserved verse with a bigger chorus, featuring an improvised piano solo in the bridge. The song is introspective, raw, pure, emotional, melancholy but also hopeful.
Frontman, Kaleb Hikele shares,
“I hope people can enjoy listening to the song by themselves or with friends, I hope fans dive in and find songs of mine that sound alike, giving them even more music than a 3 minute song can offer. This song will be followed up by a full-length folk album, similar singer-songwriter style but driven by acoustic guitar instead of the piano. That album is due in March 2021.”
Check out the lyric video for “A Dream I’ve Had” below and stay up to date with the band via their socials.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.