August 13th 2021, Singapore – With a whooping near 600,000 monthly-listeners and over 8.8 million streams to date on Spotify, lullaboy is back with a soft piano ballad that pays homage to his mother from the perspective of singing all the things he would like to say to her in the fictionalised event that it would be too late.
Struck by inspiration from an argument with his mother before a scheduled songwriting session with a friend, lullaboy croons about the uncomfortable feeling of guilt and melancholy over a trivial matter that sparked the disagreement. As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened through the year, these feelings became more and more real and lullaboy feels like now is the right time to release this song.
Produced with Berklee College of Music alumni Justin Adijanto and mixed by fellow alumni Ano Stevano (mixes for top Indonesian acts Afgan, Raisa, Isyana, Ramengvrl), ‘only in my dreams’ is an honest heart wrenching piece that gradually climaxes with a backing orchestra.
Layered with soothing harmonies and raw intimate vocals, the listener is taken to the center of a concert hall as lullaboy exposes his deepest thoughts and fears in this sentimental tear-jerker.
“If I had the chance to say it once
I’m sorry for not calling you
Would you forgive me
tell me you love me
say I’m your baby
but only in my dreams”
(lyrics from the chorus of ‘only in my dreams’)
‘only in my dreams’ is the 9th track off lullaboy’s 12-track debut album slated for release by the end of this year.