Dean the Dream Contemporizes The Psychedelic Rock Scene With “Goodbye, Danny”
Experimenting with various genres like Blues, Grunge, and Old School Rock & Roll, Dean the Dream stirs up the ‘70s psychedelic scene with “Goodbye, Danny.” The song is accompanied by a music video directed by the distinguished photographer and videographer Vika, who according to the Detroit poet, “helps create that nostalgic psychedelic 70’s feel. It kinda has an old-school, home-recording look, which helps blend into the psychedelia.”
“Goodbye, Danny” is the lead single from the latest 7-track album Hitchin’ It To Heaven, released on July 29, 2022, which includes popular songs like “Kiss Me Kill Me,” “It Hurts Me,” and “Dying Staying Alive.” Brendan Alpiner, a.k.a. Dean the Dream says that the narrative is told from the perspective of a shattered boy, who got his heart broken, and now is looking for ways to fall in love again. But, then again, it is up to the listeners to decide what they will take away from the record.
In a recent heart-to-heart interview, the award-winning musician revealed how his passion and love for music has evolved during the past couple of years; “I’ve always been an avid music lover- almost to a mental degree, but I started taking it more seriously in the past 4 or 5 years.” Dean the Dream follows the footsteps of legends like Black Sabbath and The Doors, and tends to add a modern touch to traditional sounds.
Written and composed by Dean the Dream himself, “Goodbye, Danny” stands out for its contemporary take on Punk psychedelia and expressive lyrics: “I still think of you, when I’m lonely / feelin’ blue / Do you remember those days…”
Listen to “Goodbye, Danny” here:
Watch the Music Video for “Goodbye, Danny” on YouTube: