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Why You Should Care:
It’s rare for a song to capture the feeling of being in a dream and waking up without being sure if it’s real or not. Bishop Briggs’ new single “Dream” captures this feeling perfectly. Beginning with an acoustic guitar, Briggs opens the song with airy vocals that quickly build to an almost gospel tune with a pulsing beat drop. It delivers the same evocative/moody indie-pop vibe that fans of her first hit “River” have come to expect from the 25-year-old musician. Bishop Briggs’ lyrics walk the listener through the challenge of dreaming you are brave enough to do or say something, but feeling unable to get the feelings out. "Dream" is focused on the inability to share feelings with someone you love, but the struggle to share your truth with others feels universal throughout the song.
“Dream” is closer to a ballad than Briggs’ previous singles that raised her profile in rock and alternative charts, but her 2017 self-titled EP showcases her ability to convey an equally soulful mood in hits such as “Wild Horses.”
Not only does Bishop Briggs bring an intensity to all of her recorded songs, but she is known for putting on an electrifying live performance. Her strong set overcame a difficult early morning time slot at last year’s All Things Go Fall Classic to kick off a memorable day of music. Bishop Briggs will return to DC on November 18, opening for Bleachers at a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club.