It’s a sense of floating through space and time, somewhere at the intersection of magic and science and biology: the video here has a rich sense of color and a natural feeling in the hand-drawn look of the animation. Both the song and the art give you the feeling of dancing on a star.
The work of Rhian Sheehan has been described as ‘quietly epic’, and certainly this song achieves a billowing sense of suspension, and of relaxation, that builds to a very satisfying complexity. With no lyrics to make sense of, we are left only with a beautiful piece of modern ambient chamber music.
Soma Dreams is the new single from Rhian Sheehan, from the album A Quiet Divide, out worldwide October 5.
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