Fresh off the back of her powerful return to the music scene and latest single Meet U Again, New Zealand singer/songwriter RIIKI REID releases brand new track The Dream State.
The Dream State is an exploration of a night’s sleep. For RIIKI, that was waking up amid a thunderstorm and then drifting back off to dreamland; reality and the creativity of her imagination merging inside her mind.
Written and self-produced by RIIKI REID, the track compels you to reflect on the complexity of your mind when sleeping; that relatable experience where our dreams mirror our realities.
“Dreams and the brain are such an interesting thing to learn about, and it intrigues me how things can happen in the real world and that can send your brain to some weird places in your sleep. Sometimes our dreams might mean we’re feeling more stressed out than usual in our life” explains RIIKI REID.
For RIIKI, this song is a depiction of exactly that, “I wrote this song after being woken up by thunder at 2am. I was in a deep sleep, but the sound sprung me awake and startled me to my core. Because I drifted off again quickly; my mind convinced myself in my dreams that the sound was a spaceship that had landed across from my house. I felt like there was an apocalypse about to happen. From there, I thought there was a man in my room laying at the other end of my bed looking at me. I hid under my covers the whole night and was in sweats – how hilarious and weird dreams are?”
RIIKI REID recently released new single Meet U Again in early March, the first taste of her upcoming EP. RIIKI is not slowing down, with her electric string of new singles capturing our attention and more to come, it’s clear 2022 is going to be huge for RIIKI REID.
RIIKI is currently on tour as the special guest to ARIA award winning artist Budjerah on his headline Australian tour. Kicking off with show in Adelaide, the tour continued last week in Melbourne before heading to Brisbane and Sydney later this month.
BUDJERAH AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST RIIKI REID
Presented by Lemon Tree Music + Lonely Lands Agency
Tickets on sale via www.budjerah.com
Friday 15 April | The Night Cat, Melbourne VIC
Friday 22 April | The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 30 April | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
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With thanks to Warner Music Australia