Plastic Barricades return that glimmer of hope in your eyes for art. This artist has produced quality music for a while now, and the EPs and singles speak for themselves. Bringing melodies and answers to a seemingly irreparable world together, there is a chance that this is your escape from what is unfolding outside. This single is called Second-hand Dreams.
It is perhaps fitting that the video for a song with this title would be AI generated. When you’re living your dreams confined by so many considerations, there is a feeling that they might not be the extent of your imagination. Soothing tones and a lucid chord structure provide the starry framework for the song. The tones are precise, gentle reminders of what has wrapped around lyrics of dire visions. Soft vocal patterns deliver the news in a sweetened format, the weight of the words still heavy. Plastic Barricades write brilliant bass lines that proceed in the background. This is a candy floss dream that is tainted by the grey of reality. It is really a “sit back and watch the world eat itself” moment. The lyrics are stark, yet bring a glimmer of hope to art. Something we consider our only saviour.
You can imagine this one fitting brilliantly in Ted Lasso. There is something about Plastic Barricades and the music made that is as alarming as it is the silver lining around a cloud. You can listen to this single above and listen to singles like Lucid in the Fall and the Counting Fireworks EP as well. Follow this artist for more splendid music like this!