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BIG BUS DREAM - "C'mon Dream"

MUSIC FARMER 5 - Review by Adam Jones

Dreams Manifested: BIG BUS DREAM's Nocturnal Anthem Illuminates the Night

From the initial dreamy descent of the bass to the vibrant pulsations of indie-folk beat that follows, BIG BUS DREAM has offered up yet another magnum opus in their new single, "C'mon Dream". It's a song that doesn't merely ask you to listen; it implores you to feel, to experience, to dream.


Mike Shannon, the brilliant mind behind BIG BUS DREAM, has a vocal timbre that is a unique blend of “Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard” and the legendary “Bruce Springsteen.” Whispery, yet strikingly powerful and raspy, it draws listeners into the song's narrative with an irresistible pull. And that narrative is as captivating as its sound, as it’s rooted in Mike’s very own dream.


The chord progressions are playful, yet mysterious, dancing around in a fashion that evokes the unpredictable, whimsical nature of a dream. It's a song that's constructed with a clear sense of musical architecture. The time signature, both surprising and enchanting, plays a subtle game of echoes, reminiscent of the shifting sands of a dream world.


Musically, there are traces of homage and inspiration evident in the composition. The guitar leads carry a “Barenaked Ladies” vibe, while the bassline hums with an “Eagles”-like reverence. Yet, every note, every pause, every crescendo feels uniquely BIG BUS DREAM.


The cinematic quality of "C'mon Dream" is undeniable. It's easy to imagine it as a theme song for a dramatic film, playing during a pivotal scene where dreams and reality blur.


The climax of the track is nothing short of majestic. A robust drum finale paves the way for a haunting violin that swirls around, painting the aural space with vibrant strokes. And as the song draws to a close, Mike’s voice reverberates, a gentle echo in the vast expanse of the stereo field, leaving the listener yearning for more.

 

Mike Shannon, the brilliant mind behind BIG BUS DREAM, has a vocal timbre that is a unique blend of “Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard” and the legendary “Bruce Springsteen.” Whispery, yet strikingly powerful and raspy, it draws listeners into the song's narrative with an irresistible pull.
 

Molding a dream into an epic musical masterpiece is no easy feat. BIG BUS DREAM has translated the ethereal into the tangible. After the success of “Hear Me Roar” in 2022 and “Giant In My Mind” in 2021, it’s clear that Mike Shannon has tapped into a unique vein of creativity. With the album on the horizon, set to release on 9/21/23, fans and critics alike await in eager anticipation.


"C'mon Dream" is more than just a song; it's a journey – one that takes you through the recesses of the subconscious, the realm of dreams, and the peaks of human emotion. BIG BUS DREAM has created a soundscape that is both surreal and anthemic, a sonic masterpiece that reaffirms their stature in the world of indie alt-rock.


Check out "C'mon Dream" by BIG BUS DREAM below!👇



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