2. Song recommendation: Hether - "In a Dream"
From Cherie Hu: Freelance music-tech journalist, writer of the Water & Music newsletter
"The song combines palliative rhythms and guitar chords reminiscent of early Beatles hits with a psychedelic filter and mysterious, ambivalent lyrics that leave you wondering what exactly the narrator is 'dreaming' about. It leaves me feeling like I'm floating on a cloud, yet still unsettled and burdened by a sense of nostalgia and unrequited... something. I also recommend listening to Hether's whole EP 'Hether Who?' which is excellent and fleshes out more themes and narratives that are fun to dig into as a listener."