Those emo Swedes of Dream Drop have released another single in the lead-up to releasing their Color In Gray EP tomorrow (17th September).
“Periphery” seems to channel 90s Red Hot Chilli Peppers both in bass grooves as well as in the shirtlessness and playfulness that Dream Drop have injected in the no-frills music video.
“Periphery” is an ode to creativity and the importance of it, and how it can seemingly be trained out of us as we move through the education system and then into what it means to be ‘adulting’ out in the world and being successful. Relentless hustling toward goals that aren’t necessarily satisfying and forgetting what we truly want to express in our time on the planet. This is captured by the powerful Ursula K. Le Guin quote that Dream Drop have used in their lyrics:
“The creative adult is the child that survived”
Dream Drop sees the masses who are obedient and ticking the boxes of life as living on the edges of life (at the periphery) instead of being fully immersed in the potential experience that they could be.
Check out “Periphery” with its music video and wait for Color In Gray to drop!