Dream

Album: Church of Scars (2017)
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  • The first preview of Bishop Briggs' full-length debut album, the British musician described this cut as "unlike anything I've ever released."

    "This song scares me and I think that's what I find most liberating about it," she added. "'Dream' is about having fears and doing your best to embrace them no matter how strenuous the grip is."
  • Bishop Briggs penned the song with Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson, who is also a successful songwriter and producer. Briggs described Wilson as having "never rested or settled on anything inauthentic."
  • The song's music video shows Bishop Briggs walking through an endless house while accompanied by an ever-growing group of musicians.

    "It was really important that 'Dream' kept the balance of strength and total vulnerability - which was my exact headspace when it was being written," said the singer. "It's a rare moment when you truly feel that the visual matches the words you've written on the paper but I think [director] Dano [Cerny] proves that there can be perfect harmony between the worlds."
  • The song was inspired by a haunted piano. "I saw this really old piano that was in the corner," Briggs explained to MTV News correspondent Gaby Wilson. "And I just told [producer Ian Scott], I was like, can you please just play some chords? Like, this is the coolest piano. There's something so dark about it, and it just seemed to be layered with ghosts."
  • The song featured in Fox's X-Men TV series The Gifted. It plays near the end of the season 2 episode "the dreaM," broadcast on November 27, 2018.

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