Spotlight Interview With The Morning Room
The Morning Room has given us quite a refreshing and colorful new single that walks the line between synth-pop and contemporary dream-pop as it boasts some beautiful and lush soundscapes and a crisp pop undertone you just can't get away from.
:Dream Come True" is absolutely gorgeous in terms of its textures and melodies. Vocals add that dreaminess to it all with airy backing tracks that swim around the songs ether.
The song has a unique energy that makes you want to start singing along even the first time you hear it.
The cool thing is that the song has this mature songwriting style. And it's almost like a retro sort of feel like you heard this in the early 2000's on the radio somewhere, but the energy is more youthful and alive.
It's got a great blend of sounds that make it all very vast and massive feeling but still nice and poppy. You fall into its laid back groove and flowing vocals and keys.
Swelling synth pads give it all a robust tone as well which is perfect for the energy of this whole thing.
Now, if you like this track, it's smart to dive into The Morning Room catalogue.
There are quite a few gems in there that you will likely fall head over heals for.
But let's focus on "Dream Come true"
With such a wonderful release, we did want to have a talk with the band to find out more of where it all started for them.
Here's what went down.
RAG: Okay so let's start with "Dream Come True". The track has such a dreamy and cinematic feel to it! Where did this single come from? When we write, Ryan orchestrates a part of a track and sends it to me to be arranged, then we go back and forth until we have a clear outline of structure. I will listen to that demo for a while and see what stands out melodically or lyrically and then hone in on the subject matter based on that, while also throwing in any emotions I may be going through or wanting to see become a reality in my life. This song is worded like a love song from the perspective of someone who has found the person they want to be with, which was fully intentional but not my reality (cue sad violin/ laugh track). My personal connection to this track comes from wanting to perform and write this style of music for the masses. Being in front of a large audience showcasing something we are extremely proud of would be a Dream Come True. I want to experience that culmination of all this work. RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
We are all unabashed Taylor Swift fans. She is an incredible songwriter & performer and has endured so much to become the icon she is.
We are also very into Tame Impala. His brand of production is so innovative and different while somehow locking into that addictive quality that pop music holds.
Other influences include Sylvan Esso, Beach House, Børns, Caroline Rose, Washed Out and Harry Styles. RAG: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music?
That is a loaded question. Ryan began writing and producing music over 25 years ago in various bands and I was a solo folk artist for 8 years before realizing I wanted to write music I could dance to instead. I first fell for the process after a break up with my high school boyfriend. He had written a song for me, and while I was pining away my broken heart needed to hear it, So I learned it from memory. It didn’t put me back together but it made me feel a tangible self worth. After a certain point of playing and writing, your brain just starts to think ‘how can I express this in music’ so the love has no clear starting point in that sense. It just keeps going and changing. RAG: What's next for you as a group? We are going to play more shows, write and record more tunes and we are releasing our first EP at the end of the summer! RAG: What inspires you to write a song?
Both the act of expression itself, the desire to make people feel something and Intrinsically valuable ideas that may coincide with a particular type of song (upbeat/ sad/ moody). Love in its many forms, confusion, fabricated ideas of how I wish things turned out, and my own need for catharsis about anything and everything. RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music? I am an oil painter, nanny, and bartender. Ryan runs a social media business and our amazing drummer Jules is working with a start up. I love all of my jobs so they all add to what I do for fun. Especially nannying and Painting. Ryan has an incredible eye for design and any visual Aesthetic so he participates/ curates in a lot of home projects for friends.
Jules literally never stops playing music. She’s a goddamn legend. RAG: Who are you listening to right now?
Caroline Rose, Sure Sure, Tame Impala and T-swift. RAG: Are you doing live performances?
Yes! We have a few scheduled for this summer RAG: This single seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there? Hone your craft- your specific skill set- and let others who have become incredible at what they do take the reins when it comes to their part of making something better. You are not the center of the universe. This only works with collaborative help, humility and a ton of hard work. RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music? Damn, we are so incredibly grateful that you listen. It’s not possible without the support from people who enjoy these tunes, but merch, follow us and rally out to shows. And “Dream Come True”- as far as I’m concerned -is literally about you, so thank you one million times over. XO