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Dreamboy Finds Power In Heartbreak “On That Dark Cold Morning”

“You ripped me a flower, I cast it into gold.”

March 22, 2016

For Dreamboy, her first solo project outside of performing with the dark-pop Toronto act TR/ST, Esther Munits went to Montreal. That city hums on a different frequency than the rest of Canada, and its energy often manifests in the work of artists: the ideas are often weirder, less linear, and the music is more willing to sound a little ugly in service of something bigger. Dreamboy takes a full minute to set up the solemn, stacked vocals and the song's mood—nostalgic, yearning, resolute—before the drums hit, knocking the wind out of a fuzzy, undulating bass line.

"'On That Dark Cold Morning' is an ode to heartbreak, and a farewell letter to somebody who meant a lot to me at the time," Munits says in an e-mail to The FADER. "It is also a declaration of power: the power to choose whom we let into our lives, and the power to take responsibility for our emotions."

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This track is from the new Dreamboy EP, Endings, out May 6. Take a listen.

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