Astrid Williamson has announced she will be releasing a brand new album titled ‘We Go To Dream’, which will be released on the 31st July. She will be performing an intimate showcase of the album at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on the 2nd June, get your tickets here to see it live for the first time.
The title track wonders “if humanity can ever dream up a better future than rampant capitalism and materialism.” While lead single, ‘Hide In Your Heart’ posits an escape into love in the face of humanity’s problems - such as those on ‘Loaded Like A Gun’, “a protest song, anti-war and pro-feminist,” she says. “The divinity we find in humanity gets completely trashed by ideologies. It offends me that we’re backtracking on the rights that women fought for a hundred years ago.”
The results - from beautiful widescreen vistas (‘We Go To Dream’, ‘Hide In Your Heart’ and ‘Ambienza’) to hook-lined dance (‘Loaded Like A Gun’, ‘Say Goodbye’, ‘Home’) and exquisitely bruised ballads (‘Scattered’, ‘Vermillion’, ‘Captured’, ‘Saint Saviour’) – are typically hard to pigeonhole. “I love diversity,” says Astrid. “So that’s the kind of music I do. I still like pop music, those big in-your-face choruses….You have to make the album that you want to.”