The Needle Drop

Living In Frames - "Can't Dream"

New MusicContributor JonesComment

Previously mentioned Living In Frames has a new single titled "Can't Dream," and it's a joyous exercise in ambient maximalism. There lies no subtlety in the wailing production on this song, nor should there be. Beginning with a beautiful and layered chord progression, the song consistently hints at dropping into dance territory. However, every time the booming steps threaten to overshadow the song--at 2:40 the song literally teases a 2010-esque dubstep drop--they quickly dissolve away again. Living In Frames is not afraid to employ every sound at his disposal: dark ghost vocals, harsh reverb, glittery synths to fill out the sound, but most importantly, an ear for incredible melodies.

- Garrett Cottingham