Yes We Mystic – “Long Dream” (Single Review)

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Yes We Mystic share their new single, “Long Dream”

Winnipeg’s Yes We Mystic have announced that they will break up on October 22, 2022. The day before, they will release their third, final, and arguably the best album of their decade-long existence – Trust Fall (out October 21, 2022, via DevilDuck Records).

The album’s lead single, “Long Dream,” is a chill-inducing cacophony of dizzying synths that build into an awe-inspiring release of horns and strings, washing over its listener like a breaking wave.

“There is no ‘step back’ or cool off in its structure, the ensemble is just one machine, introducing layer after layer all working towards a towering conclusion.” explains Yes We Mystic songwriter/vocalist/producer Adam Fuhr. ‘I see it as the song we’ve been working towards writing for years.”

The production reflects the spiraling and narrative lyrics of bandmate Keegan Steele:

“The lyrics are based on a short story of the same name by the Japanese horror graphic novelist Junji Ito” Steele explains. “I find his work to be peerless. The story centers around a man who is admitted to a hospital after complaining about dreams that he perceives as unusually long. Every night, the dreams get progressively longer; decades, then centuries, then millennia. Eventually, he experiences an infinite dream, and he turns into dust.”

Echoing the surrealism of “Long Dream,” Yes We Mystic are also introducing an interactive public art project, “The Trust Fall Hotline,” in promotion of the new album. Part collaborative art piece, part choose-your-own-adventure, part guided meditation, part ‘on hold with the bank,’ participants are invited to call the bizarre hotline to share a one-of-a-kind experience and get an early sneak peek of the album to come. The number to call is 1 (877) 347-5231 – give it a try when you have a second, and remember that it rewards the more trusting options…

Review

As soon as the brand new single, “Long Dream” from Yes We Mystic, starts, there’s a beat that just won’t quit, and I’m glad it won’t. It’s a simple yet complex synth beat that accompanies the vocals by Adam Fuhr flawlessly.

Midway through the track, the synth beat is joined by various instruments and vocalizations, which pulled me in even deeper. I felt myself become very relaxed. With almost hypnotic vocal stylings, “Long Dream” pairs with countless situations. Whether you’re laying back in the sun, lounging around the house, or on the road, this song has you covered.

As the band has previously shared, the lyrics are based on a short story of the same name. The intense lyrics work perfectly with Adam’s passionate vocals.

If “Long Dream” is any indication of the band’s upcoming final album, we are all in for a treat.

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