Trentemøller - Dreamweavers

Trentemøller
Dreamweavers

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Recently, the world got to hear the first new music from Copenhagen’s master of dream pop, Trentemøller, since 2022. “A Different Light” dropped on May 17th, showcasing a stunning blend of psychedelia, space rock, and folk. Additionally, a new full-length was announced: Dreamweaver will be available in September, on Friday the 13th, on Trentemøller’s own In My Room label.

The second preview from the new album is the “Dreamweavers” single. Whereas “A Different Light” featured no drums, relying on plucked nylon string guitar to provide rhythm, “Dreamweavers” finds its first footings with a soft percussive trot. It starts after what feels like a shortwave radio scan in search of the right chords, eventually dialing in a weightless voice. With the test roll of the song approved, the rest of the elements assemble into place with a grand, luxurious burst.

It would be easy to ride this wave for eternity, but the third section of this microsuite develops into a push/pull relationship of arpeggio and woozy synth pads. Little by little, almost imperceptibly, subtle elements emerge, like a morning glory climbing a trellis, with buds emerging as it tracks along its winding path in the pre-dawn. Then, with a burst of sunlight, a thousand buds of melody bloom as the song reaches its climax. Eventually, with no foreshadowing, the tendrils wind around the radio’s capacitors and the song short-circuits.

The music is the work of Trentemøller, while the vocal performance and abstract lyrics come courtesy of Iceland’s Disa, who has been in Trentemøller’s orbit since the Memoria tour, where she stunned audience members with her own reimagined versions of songs from the catalog. Additionally, Disa contributed to 2022’s “Into The Silence,” as well as Trentemøller’s nod to his old friends The Raveonettes, a cover of their “Cops On Our Tail.”

While the song has a melancholic feel that fans of his music are familiar with, “I also feel it’s got a hopeful element to it,” says Trentemøller. “It ponders love, connections, and intimacy. It’s not a sad song, even if there’s always an unavoidable feeling that relationships can be fleeting.”

“Dreamweavers,” an emotional odyssey across a plane of various states of mind, will be released on June 21st.