DREAM STATE have dropped a brand new single today with “Twenty Letters” after its world exclusive first play with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. This is the latest single from the band’s hugely anticipated debut album, Primrose Path.
“Twenty Letters is one of my favourite tracks from Primrose Path” shares CJ Gilpin, DREAM STATE vocalist, “It was about a time in my life where it was a make or break moment. Society’s standardised ways of living were crippling; I was constantly carrying the pain of others around me and I started to face the shadow aspects to my own personality and felt trapped and tormented by my own mind. I sat in my room in the dark and I just cried and broke down. I felt so alone and all my pain rose to the surface and I had to face it all head on, rather than run from it like I always had by self-medicating.”
“The urge to write had overcome me and felt that what I would write was either going to say goodbye or ease some pain in some way but I knew that night I would do things differently this time. As I started to write, I flooded pages with all the things that were hurting me and my lack of understanding of it all, but shortly after I purged my pain, hope would follow and conquer it. It was cathartic doing it that way. I could still feel the weight on my chest and stomach and I just suddenly had enough of myself. I could not continue living this way. I cannot not let my pain as well as others keep drowning me like this. I’m so grateful for that night because I was able to go through this breakdown alone and without drink or drugs. I stared at my monster in the mirror I made friends with it, I understood it. I felt completely undone by everything and nothing could hurt me again. I had learnt that in order for my soul to change, I must learn and face the shadow aspects to my personality and learn from them, rather than hiding from them. Light has illuminated the way for me and the darkness has shaped it. I’m friends with both and I understand its purpose now. I ended the night holding those letters of mine close and laid there grateful and ready for whatever happens next.”
“Twenty Letters” joins recent singles “Open Windows“, “Primrose” and “Hand In Hand” from the forthcoming record, which was produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Babymetal, Bury Tomorrow). Primrose Path is available to pre-save today at https://unfd.lnk.to/PresavePrimrosePath ahead of it’s October 18th release via UNFD.
Primrose Path is the follow up to the band’s 2018 debut Recovery, which has been streamed over 20M times. The EP has received praise from outlets like Louder, Rock Sound, and Kerrang!, who states, “This five-song collection is, simply, fucking brilliant.” The band even won the award for “Best British Newcomer” for last year’s Kerrang! Awards.
The band will be embarking on a UK headlining tour at the end of the month before heading over to Europe with Being As An Ocean in November. For more information on tour dates and to purchase tickets, please go to https://dreamstateofficial.com/.
Upcoming Dream State Tour Dates:
Oct 27th – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
Oct 28th – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Oct 29th – Birmingham, UK – Asylum
Oct 30th – Bournemouth, UK – Old Fire Station
Nov 1st – Swansea, UK – Sin City
Nov 2nd – London, UK – ULU
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Nov 10th – Koln, DE – Kantine
Nov 11th – Winterthur, CH – Salzhaus
Nov 12th – Munich, DE – Backstage
Nov 13th – Nurnberg, DE – Z-Bau
Nov 14th – Wien, AT – Grelle Forelle
Nov 16th – Budapest, HU – Instant
Nov 17th – Berlin, DE – Lido
Nov 18th – Leipzig, DE – Conne Island
Nov 19th – Hamburg, DE – Knust
Nov 20th – Gothenburg, SE – Fangelset
Nov 21th – Stockholm, SE – Spinnrocken Sodertalje
Nov 22th – Copenhagen, DK – Beta
Nov 24th – Munster, DE – Sputnikhalle
Nov 26th – Karlsruhe, DE – Substage
Nov 28th – Barcelona, ES – Sala La Nau
Nov 29th – Bilboa, ES – Sala Fever
Nov 30th – Lisbon, PT – Time Out Studio
Dec 1st – Madrid, ES – Sala Independence
Dream State is CJ Gilpin (vocals), Aled Evans (guitar), Rhys Wilcox (guitar), Danny Rayer (bass), and Jamie Lee (drums).
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