“I wanna be young, I wanna be seen by everyone” opens EP 1 by Dream Tiger. The vocals seep into your veins, and the steady cello keeps them there; cold. Liz Wolf’s voice works its way into your mind like a siren, invoking Lorde with more electronic influences. It invites you in, even though Dream Tiger is the vampire.
The opening track, Gold, starts with a beautiful cello piece done by Teach Me Equals, which sets the tone for the EP. Beautifully mixed vocals lead into a drumbeat that offers a nice change of pace. The track is wet with angry longing and bounces between both effortlessly. A movie soundtrack song for sure, could work as the opening to the new Bond film?
Yes, Magnificent Path sounds like Billie Eilish. But I would appreciate separating the two solely for the middle of this song, the magnificent choir as they are called, really set this track apart on the EP. It’s as if the guide, or siren, loses you in a crowd for a second and you’re left alone with your thoughts until they reappear to hook you again. The light beat in the back is the cream of the crop; it’s an undercurrent you can’t escape from even when Liz fades away. My favourite song on EP 1.
“Alone at the shore waiting for morning” strikes a hard visual on Crystalized. This song reveals Dream Tiger’s pop prowess. Sounds like an EDM samplers dream, it would work smack dab in the middle of an easy-listening playlist. The hard piano at the end puts a perfect cherry on the top of the track, the most versatile song on the album.
The vampire never lets you go on EP 1 by Dream Tiger. It lays its fangs across your skin quick, and soft, and slowly sucks until you can’t help but go with the flow.