Get Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's Eerily Poppy 'Only In My Dreams'

Ariel Pink / Photo by Maia Harms
Ariel Pink / Photo by Maia Harms
David Marchese WRITTEN BY
David Marchese

"Only In My Dreams" from the forthcoming Mature Themes by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is a frothy confection of ringing guitar, lush background harmonies, and sugary, sock-hop melody. But beguiling as it is, lyrics like, "Dream a little dream about a girl so real / When she don't call no more / Don't give up" carve a sinister edge into all the gooey major-key chime and coo. Leave it to Ariel Pink to make a song that grabs your attention because it sounds creepy for being cute. The album is out August 21 on 4AD.

By the way, Mature Themes is one of our 25 Summer Albums You Gotta Hear.

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