By: Staff –
Emerging singer-songwriter Alex Maher is back with his new single “Dream Final” which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“Dream Final” is the first single and title track from Alex Maher’s new Dream Final EP which is set for release on Feb 21st, 2020. Dream Final is Maher’s third solo EP and on it he tackles some big subject matter, like global issues from climate change to social alienation in the digital age. And those themes are evident on his first single “Dream Final”.
“Dream Final” is about the struggle getting really real,” says Maher. “In this era of climate crisis, increased nationalism, and social alienation, it’s about reimagining your best case scenario to find hope. Faced with all these signs pointing towards the end times, it can feel like all the hustle, all the career dreams are just a product of the greed that’s simultaneously destroying our planet and the ways we relate to each other. This song is about taking a step back from the drive for more, to take clear stock of we have. It’s about shifting focus and letting go of what you thought your end goal was to be open to a different, but similarly rewarding path.”
Vancouver-based multi instrumentalist Alex Maher got his start in jazz. After playing in bands (Flannel Jimmy, DNA6), Maher began experimenting with the Line 6 loop pedal in his solo work. Using percussion, SPDS drum pad, electric guitar, sax and vocals, Alex creates songs one layer at a time. His 2017 EP, Aether, marked the end of a struggle with addiction stemming from mental illness after the loss of a dear friend.
Dream Final is Maher’s third solo EP, and expands from Aether‘s introspection, to global issues from climate change to social alienation in the digital age. Featuring crisp production by Juno award winning producer Ryan Stewart, Dream Final is an up-tempo meditation on the state of the world. With contagious, up-tempo beats, and funky pop grooves, it gives listeners something to think and dance about.