Fever Dreams - 'Feel Good Hits of the Summer'

by Stu Horsley

Fever Dreams - 'Feel Good Hits of the Summer'

“Feel Good Hits of The Summer” by Fever Dreams was released on December 21st, 2020 closing in on endless pain and hardship from the past year. The title of the two-track single is satirically worded, perfect for the bands metal and post-hardcore influence. The lyrics, and the deeper meaning behind, Kept and My Severed Head Buried in the Attic are a release of grief and toxicity. Fever Dreams shows versatility by blending mathcore, post-hardcore and metal together. While it may be hard to define a genre for the group, the two track singles are very different in production, while matching the energy with a consistent growl from vocalist Ray. The music video for Kept contains blurred vision frames, bright light, contrasted with

the band’s overall dark appearance, which brings forth a feeling of the heat of the summer and nostalgia. Beginning with Kept, a heavy bass and loud drums are met with a captivating guitar riff. “The air left my lungs, at the same time it left yours, my eyes filled with regret, for time we’ll never get back,” the lyrics from the start deliver a message of a heavy loss. As the track continues the time signature changes from 4/4 to 5/4 and fades into the vocalist's screams of “Please don’t forget me”.

My Severed Head Buried in The Attic, looks at toxicity from a thick skin, a consistent fight to get back up after being knocked down.The instrumentation is complex and fits more in line with the mathcore genre. “You take it back, but the damage is done, I can’t trust anyone,” fits the chaotic fight between the manipulator and the victim. The track shows the idea of a close friend that turns into a manipulative bully.

Fever Dreams explores the satirical nature of metal and post-hardcore through a deeper apature. Currently, we need more complexities in music, which is just one of the things this band has to offer. If you are looking to process grief, anger or resentment, be sure to give these two tracks a listen, and watch “Kept” out now.

Fever Dreams - 'Feel Good Hits of the Summer'

by Stu Horsley

Fever Dreams - 'Feel Good Hits of the Summer'

“Feel Good Hits of The Summer” by Fever Dreams was released on December 21st, 2020 closing in on endless pain and hardship from the past year. The title of the two-track single is satirically worded, perfect for the bands metal and post-hardcore influence. The lyrics, and the deeper meaning behind, Kept and My Severed Head Buried in the Attic are a release of grief and toxicity. Fever Dreams shows versatility by blending mathcore, post-hardcore and metal together. While it may be hard to define a genre for the group, the two track singles are very different in production, while matching the energy with a consistent growl from vocalist Ray. The music video for Kept contains blurred vision frames, bright light, contrasted with

the band’s overall dark appearance, which brings forth a feeling of the heat of the summer and nostalgia. Beginning with Kept, a heavy bass and loud drums are met with a captivating guitar riff. “The air left my lungs, at the same time it left yours, my eyes filled with regret, for time we’ll never get back,” the lyrics from the start deliver a message of a heavy loss. As the track continues the time signature changes from 4/4 to 5/4 and fades into the vocalist's screams of “Please don’t forget me”.

My Severed Head Buried in The Attic, looks at toxicity from a thick skin, a consistent fight to get back up after being knocked down.The instrumentation is complex and fits more in line with the mathcore genre. “You take it back, but the damage is done, I can’t trust anyone,” fits the chaotic fight between the manipulator and the victim. The track shows the idea of a close friend that turns into a manipulative bully.

Fever Dreams explores the satirical nature of metal and post-hardcore through a deeper apature. Currently, we need more complexities in music, which is just one of the things this band has to offer. If you are looking to process grief, anger or resentment, be sure to give these two tracks a listen, and watch “Kept” out now.