It’s the day before Christmas Eve and I still have a to-do list about a mile long. #JAMpackedholiday Day Twenty Three is here without any further pomp and circumstance.
Smallpools are an AMERICAN indie-pop quartet who quickly rose to fame in 2013 after releasing their first single. (See? I can offer some variety!) “Dreaming” dominated airwaves that summer. Then the band kind of fell of the map. In fact, Smallpools didn’t release their debut album Lovetap until earlier this year. That’s over two years of separation between the two events. In today’s blink and miss world of fast music consumption, it’s hard to connect the two. When I first listened through Lovetap I was surprised to hear “Dreaming” again. It was a nice reminder of how much I once adored the song.
“Dreaming” is exuberant and sparkling. It’s no surprise it was a hit for the summer season with those qualities. It’s a song that is firing on all cylinders thanks to the guitars, drums, and synths that add to the wall of sound. If that wasn’t enough to lure you in, “Dreaming” has lush production and a catchy chorus that’s borderline line impossible not to sing along to.
It kind of makes you feel young and invincible. Like you could run away from all your responsibilities while listening to “Dreaming” – Ahh, how I wish. I’m off to go brave the crowds and madness at the grocery store instead.
Around the holidays are you a get it done person or a massive procrastinator?
P.S. – Have a few moments to spare in your day? #JAMpackedholiday is a good use of time!
Until next time,