Those who like their dream pop with real substance—that is to say, dream pop that doesn’t get obsessed with its own dreaminess—ought to jump right on the latest LP by the Brazilian artist SILVA, entitled Ocean View. From the subtle pulse of “Okinawa” to the full-on ‘80s saxophone blast of “Janeiro”, SILVA has crafted a batch of songs that are equally fun as they are beautiful. The music has all the familiar dream pop traits, but most importantly it’s unafraid to emphasize the latter of the two words in that genre designation.
SILVA’s vision for Ocean View is simple yet highly interpretive, leaving much up to the listener. He tells PopMatters, “Ocean View is an album about seascapes and I hope to bring those feelings wherever my music arrives.”
Ocean View is out on September 23rd through Six Degrees Records.