Suite: Dreams – full album Digital Download
Scott Perry’s third album with his band The EastVangelicals is a thematic collection of love-songs written over the course of a 14-year relationship. Suite: Dreams (more info HERE) kicks off with first single “All & Everything”, a bouncy 3-minute romp through the story of love, and carries on to explore various aspects of a developing relationship. “Sunshine” and “Sweetheart” were borrowed back from The Orchid Highway and Top Drawers respectively, each bursting with the joy of discovery that marks the early blooming of love. “More Than Friends” describes how love can can come over us despite ourselves, noticed by others around us before we finally admit it. The “Dreams” of the title plays on “girl of your dreams” or “dreamboat,” but was inspired by several songs that actually came in a dream, chased down and captured in the light of day, notably “dreamsong” and “Dream With Me.” That dreaming theme also informs the album’s upbeat closer, “Can’t Stop,” a brand new song written to bring the story up to the current moment.
Songs are after all only dreams until someone wakes them to reality, and Scott’s have been realized by his talented band, bassist Eric Lefebvre (Top Drawers, Danny Echo, The Walk-Ins), keyboardist Derek Macdonald (The Bad Beats, Pepper Sands), drummer Adrian Buckley (Cass King and the Cassettes, Star Collector), and guest musicians contributing their talents on steel guitar (Jackson Gardner), and vocals (Graham Myrfield, Tim Payne, and all the EastVangelicals).