Melbourne production duo BANTA. deliver an emotionally-fuelled offering alongside long-time collaborators R.EM.EDY and REYKO! titled ‘Dream’ which as the title suggests is a light and breezy offering that contrast perfectly with the hearty lyricism about the twists and turns within relationships.
‘Dream’ sees BANTA. utilise some stirring instrumentation such as the deepened keys, warped samples floating across the backdrop and off-kilter percussion that sets the stage for both vocalists to drive the pure emotion held in the core of the lyricism. Both R.EM.EDY and REYKO! provide a full circle in terms of the narrative, displaying both perspectives of the story with a playfulness in their approach whilst intertwining with absolute ease.
“R.em.edy dangles her heart by a thread, as she spirals through transparent rhymes about what her relationship could be like if her partner truly cared for her. As r.em.edy rethinks her worth & breaks her own heart refusing to dream of better days, REYKO! makes a captivating appearance responding to r.em.edy’s pain, as he expresses his point of view & own battles when it comes to the complexity of toxic love.” – BANTA.