Arriving as a vital and vibrant voice, preeminent 21st century storyteller and singer songwriter DREAM proudly presents his anxiously awaited debut EP, To Whoever Wants To Hear, out now via Mercury/Republic Records.
On the release of the EP DREAM said: “This EP was written as a letter to myself, my friends, my family, my fans, and really…to whoever wants to hear. I wanted to shine a spotlight on the people in my life that I love-but love shows itself in so many different ways. So it’s a project about different kinds of love and it showcases vulnerabilities throughout my life that I’ve never really given an inside look at.”
The seven-track EP highlights the expanse and intimacy of his signature style. The opener “Slow Down” layers ethereal guitar above thick drums. It culminates on a coldly catchy chorus, “Slow down, leaves will hit the ground before you know how beautiful the winter season snow falls down.” Delicately plucked guitar underlines “Kind Of Love” where he joyously praises, “We have a different kind of love,” referring to a member of his family. Then, there’s “Invincible (Like U).” Grainy beat-craft and ethereal guitar give way to an admission, “All I know is without you I got nothing,” also about a member of his family who showed him what being invincible truly was during a challenging time in their lives.
Yesterday, Dream also released a music video for “Kind Of Love” which features home video footage of Dream growing up.
He set the stage for the EP with “Everest” (with Yung Gravy]. It has already posted up 2 million-plus Spotify streams, while the wild music video exceeded 488K YouTube views. Meanwhile, it picked up plugs from Entertainment Tonight and more.
This past weekend, DREAM attended the coveted Streamy Awards where he won Gamer of the Year and presented the first ever “Rolling Stone Sound of the Year Award” with Lizzy McAlpine to Meghan Trainor. At first DREAM couldn’t read the teleprompter because of his mask so he did a dramatic “second face reveal” and took off his mask to announce the award. Fans and audience members went wild! See Dream present here.
The to whoever wants to hear EP includes his recent heartfelt single “Until I End Up Dead” which has already gathered over 5.8 million Spotify streams and 3.6 million YouTube views. Fans can order signed CD”s and two different t-shirt box sets for to whoever wants to hear HERE.
Following the release, Dream also appeared on the BFF Podcast with Dave Portnoy, as well as Colin and Samir’s “An Unfiltered Conversation with Dream.”
The video for “Until I End Up Dead” features a YouTube fundraiser for the Sarcoma Foundation of America who also works closely with The One Of Us Global Foundation, a non-profit set up by Technoblade’s father (known as MrTechnoDad in the streaming and gaming community). Dream and MrTechnoDad co-wrote the music video treatment and MrTechnoDad makes a small cameo in the video – playing the doctor. There are many nods to Technoblade including Dream holding a pig flying away and small crown in the video, both playing homage to Technoblade’s streaming avatar which was a pig wearing a crown. Most recently, MrTechnoDad hosted a fundraiser on the one year anniversary of Technoblade’s death that featured twenty plus creators and streamers – including Dream.
In addition, the fight scene early in the music video is a reference to a major internet interaction between that took place between Dream and Technoblade’s through a MrBeast video entitled 1v1 duel with a $100,000 prize to find “Who’s the world’s best Minecraft player.” Even though Technoblade won, they split the prize money and went from rivals to friends. Creating the now well known “RivalsDuo” to refer to Dream and Technoblade.
DREAM has already generated hundreds of millions of streams and views on his music powered by 2021 singles “Roadtrip,” “Mask,” and “Change My Clothes” with Alec Benjamin. Now, he’s officially back with “Until I End Up Dead.”
It only paves the way for more music to come from DREAM soon though.
Dream to whoever wants to hear tracklist
- Slow Down
- Kind Of Love
- Everest (feat. Yung Gravy)
- Invincible (like you)
- Until I End Up Dead