TRACK REVIEW: Andrew Johnson – Dreams of Yesterday | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Andrew Johnson captures an essence of Britpop and 60s-style psychedelia in a guitar-driven ode to the past, definitively placed in a post-Brexit world. Like a contemplative acoustic Oasis or The Coral, lyrics are drenched in reminiscence that veer into repetitive sanctimony.

The pains of growing older in a changing world are captured in lines like “memories through cataracts don’t quite line up with the facts”. The simple melody has a hint of strangeness that provides relief, giving the track an intriguing hook. Still, Dreams Of Yesterday runs a little long, perhaps holding onto that dream for too much time. 



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