Dreams, the side-project of Daniel Johns from Silverchair and Luke Steele of Sleepy Jackson and Empire of the Sun, will release their debut album ‘No One Defeats Us’ on September 14.
“Now is the most challenging time in music. Music now is continually based on social algorithms in a land where the computer is king. Problem is that a computer has no soul,” Steele says. “When it comes to music, Dan and I both have an undeniable spirit of adventure. DREAMS is a brotherhood, it’s about depth, dimension and sonic satisfaction. We want to live in a world that is moved by music, not measured by it.”
The pair met in 2004 when Steele’s The Sleepy Jackson was supporting Silverchair on the Diorama tour.
“I remember hearing Luke on the radio with his band and I was like, who is this guy. The connection with Luke was instant,” Johns recalls. “That was like 14 years ago…. since then we’ve recorded hundreds of songs and maybe three or more full albums before we settled on this sound.
“We work really well with each other, but we’d get together and write some really good stuff and then there’d be a gap of three to six months between writing and everything we’d done would feel obsolete. We’ve been writing and dreaming together since we first met.”
A new song ‘Love To Live’ was released in advance of the album.