Some of the best ideas come to you in the most difficult situations, like Indigo Daydream. The story goes like this: UK-based multi-instrumentalist Nick Cheshire experiences a traumatic head injury; he undergoes an MRI scan and decides to take on a solo project after listening to the beat of the scanner. Fortunately, Cheshire recovered from the subdural haematoma and began using that “accident-invoked” inspiration to create some unique music. Featured in PopFad, Sinusoidal Music, The Sound Won’t Stop and various other blogs, Indigo Daydream is reaching people across the globe. The latest addition to his critically acclaimed discography is ‘Life Might Not Be Real’.
Describing his brain as “…delicate and when it suffers from any sort of trauma it can react in unusual ways”, Cheshire set the stage for a cinematic and intimate soundscape. Following his debut track ‘Enter The Indigo Daydream’, ‘Life Might Not Be Real’ is a psychedelic and ethereal tossing you into a hazy swirl of sound. The arrangement of dreamy synths and guitars create a synth-pop tune; however, it is the silver vocals belying the atmospheric tune that adds a unique flair to the track.
While the single has a hazy ambience with haunting lyricism, it does have a profoundness described in the poetic lyricism. The final words of ‘Life Might Not Be Real’ are “…it’s just a dream” exploring the conceptual idea of reality versus fantasy. What I find intriguing is how the floating melody so adequately captures the idea of non-existence within structured musicality. The wistful haziness represents the fantastical side of things while the psychedelic beat represents existential truths…or at least those that we perceive. Inspired by the idea of alternative realities examined in films like Alice In Wonderland, Indigo Daydream takes you on a journey of discovery in an otherworldly bubble of sound.
In addition to the single, Indigo Daydream released an official music video for ‘Life Might Not Be Real’. This video uses strobe-like lighting effects that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.