Day & Dream – “Paralysis By Analysis”


Day & Dream are a band from Asheville, North Carolina, crafting a lushly engrossing sound with dream-pop and shoegaze sentiments. They released two singles this past weekeend: “Paralysis By Analysis” and “Sleep Screaming.” Both are accomplished aesthetically and melodically. “Paralysis By Analysis” showcases Abby Amaya’s consuming vocal presence, emitting a tone fit for calm dreaming amidst the jangly guitar hypnotics. I’m reminded of The Clientele’s quaint yet captivating sound, as well as TOPS’ late-night stylistic allure. “Sleep Screaming” also succeeds, with more diverse percussive shuffles and vocal production combining with the familiar guitar tones for a varied success.

The band says the following about the “Paralysis By Analysis”:

The song was inspired by dealing with family members and friends that feel stuck in life — those that overthink things and take no action — hence the title of the song. It’s difficult, because the lack of decisions by the ones closest to us, sometimes affects us in a negative manner, resulting in holding us back from doing what we must do in life.

“Paralysis By Analysis” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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