Free Energy - "Dream City"



You can’t accuse me of it if I admit it first: I’m jumping on a bandwagon. You can’t call me a follower if I just don’t care. You can’t bring me down when I’m pumping out “Dream City”, the awesome new jam from recently DFA-signed feel-gooders Free Energy.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Free Energy emerge this week with an infectious anthem that has the musical and lyrical wisdom of a veteran rock band’s final goodbye, rather than a pop group’s nascent beginning. But this is only apart of the appeal. "Dream City" situates the absurdly-named “Free Energy” smack in the middle of our synapse, and they haven’t missed a step. Not much complex here, just great, good, clean night-after rock fun. “It’s a 70s rip-off,” scream the petulant curmudgeon’s in Brooklyn Vegan's comment section; I wouldn’t know, I didn’t live in the 70s.

A raucous guitar provides our backdrop while a brass section adds the flare atop community-oriented sing-a-longs. The "na na na's" that close the song out show this lyrical technique is alive and well. "Hey, we're coming out! Dancing downtown, free, like whatever we dream about," the song emphatically begins. Unlike other anthems, "Dream City" isn't content to stand alone, it extends the invitation for us to help chant in the rapturous chorus or simply sway our heads back and forth in enjoyment.

"Dream City" lyrics:
Hey, we’re coming out
Dancing downtown
Free like whatever we dream about
And we’re moving through the night
Cruising across town,
Lost in the endless sound
And the sea’s alright
But the streets are all safe
And you know deep down
You can find a better way
Tired of feeling bad
So don’t you wonder why
You keep telling yourself it’s alright

When the stars are shining on you
When the street lights are far beyond you
When the dream lights are turning on
Then you know where you are
When the stars are shining brighter
When your heart is beating lighter
When you love without desire
Then you know who you are

Hey, we’re coming out!
Kids across town!
Dream like there’s nothing to scream about
And we’re riding through the night
Trying to get around
In love with the electric sound
But it never feels right
And it’s never okay
Cause we know that every night’s gonna end some day
Tired of feeling bad
But don’t you wonder why
You keep telling yourself it’s alright

When the stars are shining on you
When the streetlights are far beyond you
When the dream lights are coming on
Then you know where you are
But the stars are feeling colder
If you believe in what they told you
You get older, and it’s over
Do you know who you are?

Free Energy - "Dream City"






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Free Energy - "Dream City"