As you might imagine from someone who named their project after a tarot card, Rebecka Rolfart’s The Hanged Man is maybe one of Stockholm’s more theatrical bands, and their new track “Good Dreams” is a perfect example.
Rolfart isn’t one of those musicians who views their music as “we go into the studio and jam for a bit and y’know hopefully come up with some ideas and maybe people like them”. Instead, The Hanged Man is a vehicle for big ideas and concepts, with thought put into every inch of the band’s presence in the world. Their new single “Good Dreams” is an example of that, a soaring piece of dream-rock with a video that matches its ambition.
“Good Dreams” is a piece of classical ’60s/’70s-inspired psychedelic rock, given a little freshening up and modern smoothness so it sounds comfortable on its feet in today’s world. A song about dreams, it sounds like it’s been recorded from the edge of that world between sleep and consciousness where reality’s lines are malleable.