This first single is a war cry. It’s like the exorcism of a bad series of events, or a bad dream. It’s the first song the famous musical duo wrote together for the forthcoming album after a long, long period of talking, thinking and wondering – “just hanging out,” says Luke. “We would catch up and talk about records and visions and dreams and we never got any work done. Then we thought we better make some music.”
It still took a long time. The guys first met in 2004 when Luke’s band The Sleepy Jackson
and Dan recalls the connection between them was so instant that after the first show of that tour they played piano together backstage and have basically never stopped.
“Dan and I both excel and struggle on similar levels,” says Luke. “We are both very passionate and very ambitious. We felt like with DREAMS we wanted to build a gang, like a gang of the future. We want this band to fight for the common man and woman, for the underdog, the homeless. Someone who shows love to his neighbour. No One Defeats Us is the gang slogan, our mantra.”
Dan keeps his description of the song – where the world is finally introduced to DREAMS – more simple.
“We are here,” he says, “to rip your head off.”