Behind The Song: "Dreams" (cover) by Reigen

Hey guys!

This post was meant to go online two days ago.
Before I was getting ready to publish and share it, I heard the news of Dolores O'Riordan's passing.

Team HITS wants to send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dolores.

Losing someone is probably the worst feeling to experience and we hope that everyone in pain can hold onto the beautiful and expressive art that this talented woman has left behind.

Last week we found an email in our inbox that shared a stunning cover of The Cranberries' "Dreams" and we knew we wanted to feature it.

It is so sad that we now have to share it under such devastating circumstances,
but we hope that Reigen's cover will help you remember the fantastic music.

- Behind The Song -
"Dreams" by Reigen (The Cranberries cover)

Reigen is a singer/songwriter from Bushwick, Brooklyn (New York, US).
His sound combines Pop and Electronic in the most graceful way.

We are thrilled to feature Reigen because we quickly became huge fans of his unique and mesmerizing sound.

Today we get to learn more about the process of his The Cranberries cover and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.

Check out what Reigen told us about his video shoot and the way he arranged the cover:

"The most shocking moment in this project was when I CAUGHT A BURGLAR while shooting the music video on my building's roof at 2am. My fam has had this footage on repeat and I've just uploaded it on Youtube so you can all enjoy my reaction.

My good friends Thommy and Cedric asked me to cover The Cranberries' "Dreams" for the first dance of their wedding. It was a side project I didn't plan to share more widely, but they were so sweet about it and people who heard the song kept asking me for it, so here we are.

The original is epic with iconic vocals so I wanted to approach it in a different way and highlight the heartfelt lyrics.

I restructured the piece to give it a new chorus using "you're a dream to me" in repetition along with the final vocal riff to luxuriate in that sweeping feeling. I added a dissonant bass to give it some angst and a section with lyrics about how my friends met.
"Three am wishing on full moons, city of millions but there's one you, I keep checking my phone, my heart could explode, I never knew moments so true..."

This song is about when that wish comes true.

I produced it on Logic X in my apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I vibe in a small room next to a window where I people watch and hear the train going by. I recorded my vocals on a Vintage Neumann U67 at Ground Control Studio in nearby Williamsburg, Brooklyn and had the song mixed and mastered by Matty Harris (Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Rocky) with background singing by Argentinian singer Candela Cibrian aka Della.

For the video concept, I wanted to give the feeling that love stories are happening all around us - because they are. :)
I shot the video all over my neighborhood and the Ireland-esque grassy shots in upstate NY with awesome drone work by Controverse.

I hope you will enjoy this piece.
And also check out my original song "Rollin" - the vid was released the same week as "Dreams". :)"

Watch the video for "Dreams" (The Cranberries cover) here:

- stream "Dreams" here -

Reigen online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit! 

Credits // Words (Intro & Outro): Vanessa Jertschewske | Image & Words (About Song): Reigen


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