On their latest single “Black Confetti”, alternative group DREAMERS put a pop rock twist on the generally dark notion of a funeral, turning it into a party. The track arrives via Hollywood Records as a follow-up to “Upgrade,” the band’s collaboration from Los Angeles via Brooklyn with Twin XL.
“This song is about throwing a party to celebrate your own death,” frontman Nick Wold said of the record in a statement. “I always thought that the fact that we would die one day was a scary concept, but we could either sweep it under the rug and try not to think about it, or we could deal with it and really think about it, then we can starting to get used to it. That’s why I read a ton of existential literature when I was younger.
On “Black Confetti,” the chorus offers a moment of hope for the future at the sight of momentary despair: “It’s gonna be alright / It’s a bittersweet lie / And I watch you go / Your troubles don’t don’t seem so heavy / And the future don’t seem so deadly / You gon’ live like you’re already dead / Throw a party with black confetti.
“Black Confetti” was written by Nick Wold, Marc Nelson and Jacob Lee Wick of DREAMERS starring Austin Woodward and Brett Truitt. The track was produced by Raziel and Lucky West.
Wold adds, “I figured I might as well grieve once in a while and get over it, and that always felt right to me. Realizing we’re going to die makes us appreciate life. That’s maybe -be why some of us go out and dress all in black.We are dressed for our own funeral and we are reminded that every moment is precious.
During the bridge, the band leaves singing: “Whatever happens now / I’m going to let it be now
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