In a world where most people claim to be genuine but all too rarely actually are, Dream State feel different. Named after a person in pursuit of pleasure despite disastrous results, the bands hugely anticipated debut album 'Primrose Path' is a real statement of intent, and is set to be released on October 18th through UNFD (Frank Iero, Stray From The Path, Northlane). It is preceded by the band's latest single 'Open Windows,' out today with a video that you can watch below.
Recorded at Silk Mill Studios in Stoke-On-Trent, 'Primrose Path' is the follow up to the bands debut 'Recovery' EP (20 million streams and counting) back in 2018, the same year the band received the Kerrang! Magazine 'Best British Newcomer' award. Produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari) the singles 'Hand In Hand' and 'Primrose' have already been released.
“I like to be real. I want people to feel connected. This is why music is not just a band for me or the boys, it’s a way of inspiring. I know how hard life can be,” says the CJ Gilpin, Dream State vocalist, “That’s my thing… being real, open and honest, There’s so much power in that. I can’t be fake, that’s just not in me. I can’t put on a façade. I like to be real. I want people to feel connected. This is why music is not just a band for me or the boys, it’s a way of inspiring. I know how hard life can be.”
The albums lyrical content spans commentary on social media, alcohol, drugs and much more aside from that, but also, “There’s a lot of goodness in there, a lot of fight. I want to wake things up and speak to people who can’t and make something of my life,” says CJ.
The band will be on tour in Europe supporting Being As An Ocean in November - check out the dates below.
November 10th - Kantine - Cologne, Germany
November 11th - Salzhaus - Winterthur, Switzerland
November 12th - Backstage - Munich, Germany
November 13th - Z-Bau - Nurnberg, Germany
November 14th - Grelle Forelle - Wien, Austria
November 16th - Instant - Budapest, Hungary
November 17th - Lido - Berlin, Germany
November 18th - Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
November 19th - Knust - Hamburg, Germany
November 20th - Fangelset - Gothenburg, Sweden
November 21st - Spinnrocken Sodertalje - Stockholm, Sweden
November 22nd - Beta - Copenhagen, Denmark
November 24th - Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
November 26th - Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
November 28th - Sala La Nau - Barcelona, Spain
November 29th - Sala Fever - Bilbao, Spain
November 30th - Timeout Studio - Lisboa, Portugal
December 1st - Sala Independence - Madrid, Spain