This Kind of Life is the long awaited follow-up to The Mary Dream's critically acclaimed full-length debut Beautiful World. On This Kind of Life, The Mary Dream takes their signature vibey sound to a deeper level. Staying true to their DIY roots, the entire record was written, recorded and produced by The Mary Dream alone. This Kind of Life delivers 11 ultra vibey songs that pop, rock and chill - this time with a fuller, richer sound than anything The Mary Dream has delivered before. Instead of filling out the sound exclusively with guitars, multi-instrumentalist Blake Ryan Dayton added bittersweet piano riffs, lush ambient synth and intricate drum programming - all this combined with Elise Bellew's distinctive ethereal vocals to create the unique sound that The Mary Dream has become known for.
This Kind of Life was mixed by 5-time grammy winner F. Reid Shippen (Matt Kearney, India Arie, etc) and mastered by the legendary Greg Calbi (John Mayer, Norah Jones, etc). Guest musicians include Justin Cary (Sixpence None The Richer), Steve Bowman (Counting Crows, Luce), Steve Brewster (Jewel, Faith Hill), Mark Hill (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood), and David Henry (Butterfly Boucher, Vienna Teng). "Go Deeper" with This Kind of Life!
"The Mary Dream have combined all the best elements of pop with a sentiment that runs deeper. It would be a beautiful world indeed if more musicians followed suit."— Performing Songwriter Magazine