This new single from Gareth Heesom - Hold You In My Dreams - has a real attention-grabbing opening with an almost spoken declaration of love over an occasional strummed guitar. In Gareth’s commanding voice, you can’t help but listen to him.
After 30 seconds, in comes the full backing with a very traditional Country sound; a real emphasis on the simple but effective tick tock drum line. The backing vocals are quite subtle but create a wonderful harmonised counterpoint to Gareth’s voice.
A lovely instrumental break leads to the final words of the song re-emphasising the emotion and ending with the dream like chimes. It’s a real toe-tapping rhythm making what could be a sad tale into a happy feeling song
Our story-teller is in love, but although he is brave enough to tell himself – and us – he isn’t yet brave enough to tell the object of his desire this truth. From the feel of the song though, you get the impression that he will…just not yet!
Right now, he will just dream about her, dream about their love and how their life together might be, and for now that seems to be enough.
One day I’ll be brave enough and I’ll tell you about this love but for now I’ll hold you in my dreams
One day Gareth, one day – and we’re all rooting for you!
It’s not a gushy love song, there a strong beat to tap/dance along to. It talks about the sun and there is a positive vibe, so grab a partner, preferably someone you have a crush on and dance.
Hold You In My Dreams, the new single from Gareth Heesom is available to download and stream on all major platforms from 1 May