Music / March 10, 2021

Arthur Valentine is here to soundtrack your summer on ‘Dream About You’

Arthur Valentine
Music / March 10, 2021

Arthur Valentine is here to soundtrack your summer on ‘Dream About You’

Words: Dylan Murphy

The Cork native has dropped fresh visuals for his sun-kissed single.

Hausu Records’ resident crooner Arthur Valentine released the ambitious and thoughtful cut ‘Dream About You’ at the end of February this year. He’s swiftly followed up the single with a video that’s an optimistic and beautiful fever dream if we ever saw one.

If you are unfamiliar with the Cork crooner, his candy floss vocals and earworm songwriting sit in a similar lane to the likes of Brockhampton, while his honest inflections are not dissimilar to Frank Ocean and Still Woozy.

Dream About You was written, recorded and produced in Arthur Valentine’s home studio over an 18 month period. The kaleidoscopic effort also soundtracked someone’s proposal back in 2019.

Speaking on the visuals he said, “The video was filmed over two separate days at the end of 2019 and the start of 2020. Besides a few strange looks from passersby, the walking shot was pretty easy to film. The race-car bed shot was a little more difficult to shoot, what with park security being pretty freaked out by what was going on. It was also 2 degrees Celsius that day which made dancing around in a dressing gown a little unpleasant.

The original concept came from me wanting to take a bedroom (the place where we made all our music) and placing it outside in the world. Having the bed as a race-car ties in with one of the themes off our upcoming EP, of which Dream About You is a single. Also, Kirk Van Houten is a major source of inspiration for me!”

Watch the video for ‘Dream About You’ below:

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