If escapism were a song, the title would rightfully go to “Carried Away” by The Day Dreamers. The folk-inspired indie rock song is an upbeat venture that’s just off-kilter enough to be charming and inspired, while maintaining a sense of familiarity and comfort— all the right ingredients for a song that sounds like pure sunshine.
With a similar feel-good vibe to “All We Ever Knew” by The Head and the Heart, this song is bursting at the seams with radiant positivity. The harmonies are plentiful and joyous, providing a feeling of togetherness and celebration. Its folky elements inspire visions of being on the lake in the summertime, drinks in hand, no cares in the world, meanwhile the hook is infectious like that of a sing-song-y campfire song- I was singing along without realizing before the song even reached its conclusion.
Around the two-minute mark, there’s an instrumental break that is the sonic embodiment of driving through the winding mountains during golden hour. It’s so carefree and happy, there’s no other way to describe it other than a song for the summer. As we shift into the springtime and leave these dark days behind us, this song is destined to be in your heavy rotation.
The Day Dreamers were founded in 2013 during the wave of indie folk revival bands such as The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men, by vocalist/guitarist Ali Kouri and vocalist/violinist Tiana Grandilli. After welcoming other members Stephanie Maier (keyboard/vocals), Cedric de Saint-Rome (drums), and Lou Ruskin (bass), they released their critically acclaimed debut album “All Through the Night,” which landed them opportunities to perform with Randy Bachman and Andy Kim. Their continued success is taking them to new heights, new dreams, and new adventures— and they intend to write about it all.
Written by Jess Ward