Taken by Trees, the solo project of the lovable Swede Victoria Bergsman (former lead singer of the Concretes), has released an enticing piece from her forthcoming third studio album Other Worlds — the first we’ve heard from her since 2009. I was hooked from the very beginning of “Dreams,” but the song doesn’t really pick up until the arrival of the punctuating electric guitar riff around 1:22. It’s an unexpected, yet welcome, addition to the trance-like vocals and clappy beat that are present throughout. Pretty cool tune overall, although I felt the concluding fade-out, however intentional and “dreamlike” it might be, robbed me of something left to come. Also check out Taken by Trees’ version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” if you haven’t yet.
“Dreams” is the first single from Other Worlds, out on October 2 via Secretly Canadian.