Burning passion. Raucous, noisy tones turned into melodicism. The quiet moments that come right before a storm of rock energy invades the speakers ever so smoothly. These are scenes from the frontlines of a revolution and they’re also some of the more compelling vibes included in the music video for biGDream’s new single “Everybody’s High.” Keeping it fresh and simple with both their compositional approach and the video made to support this track’s release, biGDream unleashes the angst and urgency of neo-psychedelic rock in “Everybody’s High,” and no matter what kind of indie pop music you normally dig, there’s no denying how captivating a release this all-new studio cut is even after repeat listening sessions.
Like the music video, the hook – as well as the verses in general – is structured around the concept of external excesses being the antithesis of what an original pop song needs in 2022, and I’m grateful for it. biGDream’s melodic elements are collectively a lean, mean fighting machine here, and if it were covered up with a lot of bass and drum destruction, I don’t think we could have appreciated the sense of virtuosity that it brings to the table in this track.
When you’re working with the kind of raw skill that this cast of characters is, the idea of taking straightforward concepts and complicating them with a lot of mathematical melodies never enters the big picture; biGDream doesn’t need bells and whistles in “Everybody’s High,” because their moodiness is already providing us with more than enough pizazz.
I wasn’t listening to the music of biGDream before finding out about this new single and its video just the other day, but now that I know the melodic capabilities they’re offering, this won’t be the last time I spin the band’s material. “Everybody’s High” takes us into the heart and soul of an international movement to revive the best elements of psychedelic pop, but aside from the powerful statements it makes about these players, it gives us ample reasons to believe in the potential remaining in biGDream.