Hopium: Dreamers

Melbourne-based electronic act Hopium are a little bit of a mystery, with little to no information about them except for the fact that they have two singles under their belt. But in saying that, their new single, 'Dreamers' is sure to have the music world buzzing wanting to know more about them.

Hopium - Dreamers

“You said this would be your year.”

I’ve had so many conversations with friends and people I’ve met about the fact that there’s something special about 2014. I’ve definitely said that for myself and I don’t think I’ve fucked it up just yet. *Knock on wood.*

But there’s more than a couple people in my life who are definitely “one of the dreamers”, as this song illustrates. The ones that talk more rather than take action. SMH.

There are quite a few people in my life actually that are so stuck in their current position – they’re so comfortable that they almost don’t know what to do or as they say, they’re ‘finding themselves’. Someone I know has been finding himself for pretty much as long as I’ve known him and that’s quite a number of years. People like him who have no ambition, no passion and no determination to get out of that comfort zone irk me in a way where I don’t want them around me. They bring that energy down. When I’m trying to do something with my life, it seems like they enter and turn things in the opposite direction. Maybe it’s a good thing that we’re both living in different states now. Okay, vent over.

But this song reminds me of that certain situation in so many ways.

‘Dreamers’ sees a fusion of electronic-pop and honest songwriting that results in a relatable story told through luscious synths and gorgeous, delicate vocals from Pheobe Lou (of the now-defunct Snakadaktal).

I don’t really like when the song breaks down and Pheobe speaks to tell us a little anecdote though. It just doesn’t seem to really fit in with the rest of the song in my opinion. I would have much preferred the song without the spoken poetry.

“You must be one of the dreamers.”

Are you one of those dreamers?