Paradise Fears is back with a brand new album full of reworks of already released songs. The album, “Someone Else’s Dream” contains eight songs—six reworks and two new songs. Five of the six reworks come from their previous album, “Life in Real Time,” plus “Color,” which was never officially released.
“Someone Else’s Dream” is acoustic, which is exactly the type of music where Paradise Fears shines. They just make some of the best acoustic songs out there. Not to mention, this isn’t their first time releasing an entirely acoustic album. In 2014, they released “Battle Scars (Acoustic),” another example of an incredible acoustic album. “Someone Else’s Dream” is a perfect name for the album because of the dreamlike, almost lullaby sound to it.
Revisiting songs from their previous album, the band reworked “Say My Name,” “Sleep,” “Sentiment,” “Talk About It,” and “Back to Life,” in addition to “Color.” There’s nothing really bad to say about any of these songs. They are just so well-done and so well constructed. “Sentiment” is the most upbeat of the album, contrasting well with the following rework of “Talk About It,” which is much more dreamy, almost putting you in a trance while you listen to it.
There’s nothing bad to say about the two new songs, “Know Me” and “Turn to Gold,” either. “Know Me” is the second song of the album, and it sounds like a warm, comforting hug feels. While reworked songs on the album are new versions, it’s always nice to get completely brand new songs.
The last song of the album, the rework of “Color” is arguably the best song on the album. It’s the perfect way to end the album, making you want to come back and listen to it again and again.
“Someone Else’s Dream” is the first album by the band that was recorded, mixed, and mastered by themselves. Paradise Fears clearly put so much thought and so much work into making truly great music that makes the listener coming back again and again. There’s just something so special about their music that never fails to put you in a good mood.
“Someone Else’s Dream” is available to purchase on iTunes.
Check out “Someone Else’s Dream” on Spotify below: