Enigmatic dream rock four piece junodream have returned today with their enrapturing new single ‘The Beach’, out now via AWAL. Listen here.
‘The Beach’ is a multifaceted and transportative offering from junodream, its swirling sonics resembling a state of calm, where feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression are washed away, providing a cathartic uplift as the group embark on a compelling new chapter.
“I was on a beach in Aberystwyth with some friends. Llanrhystud beach is not a forgiving place. Grey stone as far as the eye can see. It was overcast and windy. We were sheltering behind a rock wall we had built up so the BBQ didn’t die out. I had recently received some sad family news and was feeling out of sorts, I didn’t really want to be there. I got up and started walking along the coast. The way Llanrhystud curves makes the horizon seem much closer than it really is as I found out after about 40 minutes of walking into the distance.
I think my friends called out to me at the start of this weird quest, but I just had to reach the end of the curve. Each step away, I started to feel a little lighter in my chest. Eventually, I got to the furthest point where the shore stuck into the sea and stood there, alone, looking out as the sun peaked a bit from behind the clouds. I felt peaceful then. That’s basically what The Beach is about; finding a place of mental calm, a metaphor for the real calm I found on Llanrhystud. I joke at gigs that I hate that beach, but really it was the perfect remedy.” – Ed Vyvyan
Sharing a deep connection that’s the result of being best friends for a decade, alongside a DIY formula that’s at the heart of everything they do, Junodream are building a captivating world within their tight community of fans and collaborators. In the five years since their inception, junodream have amassed nearly half a million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 22 million collective streams on DSPs, forging blistering and immersive live performances including a rapturous set at this year’s The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.
junodream will be revealing more in the coming months…