sir Was – Holding On To A Dream (2019) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Sir_Was-Holding_On_To_A_Dream-(MI0550CD)-CD-FLAC-2019-HOUND
Artist: sir Was
Album: Holding On To A Dream
Genre: Indie
Year: 2019
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:43:08
Size: 208.04 MB

The new album from Joel Wstberg a.k.a sir Was, Holding on To a Dream, is a mesmerising twisting of genres - from classic soul and old-school hip-hop, to beautifully fresh pop structures. The new record is dense with ideas and adventurous, a sonic-leap forth. I was interested in having a lusher sound, more rich, Wstberg says. With the first record I had this idea that I wanted it to sound like an old vinyl record. I wanted this lo-fi, old-school sound. When I realized that I was actually making another album, I felt a bit scared of the whole thing, but it didnt take me that long to realise that the only thing I could do was to make something that felt really right in my body and soul. Ive realised that theres nothing to be afraid of. Im ready to explore so much more. The sense of exploration resonates throughout the record and can be defined by its start and end points. Opening track Fly Away begins the expedition, a gleaming reflection of past insecurities as a jump-off point for the next chapter, all subtle beats and stark bursts of guitars that leap out of the mix. Elsewhere, No Giving Up is a tender recollection of a past relationship, set to an equally affectionate composition, a glowing example of Wstbergs growing songwriting skills, while The Sun Will Shine showcases another side of Joels skillset, a playful production full of inspired ideas and nuances; a Les Fleurseque mellow breeze in the heat of the summer. The records boldest moment is reserved for Deployed, a collaboration with Little Dragons Yukimi Nagano. Me and Little Dragon go way back. Ive been hanging out with them for many years, and they were very supportive with my first album, Wstberg explains. I remember that Yukimi was always asking me if I was making my own music. One day I was working in my small studio room, and Little Dragon were one floor up. Yukimi knocked on the door and asked if she could listen. I played her some of my songs and she said, This is great, go out and talk to the world!. That was before my first album. So having Little Dragon as a feature here makes so much sense. Beautifully bright and sincere, Deployed is a perhaps the most vivid pop song that sir Was has released to-date. A heartfelt accounting of relationships, of knowing when to let go and when to fight for them, Holding On To A Dream, is a dreamy, groovy, lustrous treat of a record.


  1. sir Was - Fly Away - 4:08 (665 kbps , 19.64 MB)
  2. sir Was - No Giving Up - 4:16 (764 kbps , 23.32 MB)
  3. sir Was - Deployed (feat. Little Dragon) - 3:59 (639 kbps , 18.2 MB)
  4. sir Was - No More Separation - 4:05 (638 kbps , 18.63 MB)
  5. sir Was - The Sun Will Shine - 3:20 (664 kbps , 15.83 MB)
  6. sir Was - Somewhere - 4:20 (606 kbps , 18.74 MB)
  7. sir Was - Lean into This - 5:09 (788 kbps , 29.07 MB)
  8. sir Was - Speak Up - 4:06 (729 kbps , 21.39 MB)
  9. sir Was - Trust - 2:05 (578 kbps , 8.61 MB)
  10. sir Was - See U Again - 2:15 (589 kbps , 9.44 MB)
  11. sir Was - Pin Me Down - 5:30 (639 kbps , 25.17 MB)

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