Sometimes pop music finally feels like pop music again—like a bright sound that leaps up out of nowhere and makes everything feel gold and light and easy. That’s what pop music should do, and Smallpools deliver that spark with a momentum that carries all the way through their debut track that Neon Gold posted today called “Dreaming.”
In the vein of Passion Pit, the L.A.-based group take synths and guitars and drums and turn them into something living and breathing, that meets you where you are in a wall of shimmer and euphoria. Produced by Captain Cuts, the song lyrically addresses that moment when a nightmare melts away and blessed reality returns. Night terrors aside, sometimes waking up can be the best feeling of all—this song captures that. Ladies and gentleman, your summer anthem has arrived.