The Mary Dream | This Kind of Life

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This Kind of Life

by The Mary Dream

Dreamy, melodic alternative pop/rock with female vocals and textural guitars. The Mary Dream takes their signature vibey sound to a deeper level with songs that pop, rock and chill.
Genre: Pop: Dream Pop
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1. Deeper
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2. Sing
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3. This Kind of Life
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4. Wrong Every Time
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5. Below Zero
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6. The Best of Me
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7. Home
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8. Lighten Up
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9. Best Thing
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10. Burning Bridges
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11. Save You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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


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THIS KIND OF LIFE Review by Bryon Turcotte
"The latest release from the Nashville duo The Mary Dream is not your average recording. This Kind of Life gracefully paints a new picture with each tone, strum and ring giving the listener an overwhelming wave of warmth and honesty. Each song captures a wonderful innocence that is exhibited brilliantly through very minimal arrangements and intelligent musicianship. Vocalist Elise Bellew and instrumentalist Blake Ryan Dayton have taken a mixture of truth, emotion and tone to another level. Simplicity and patience deliver eleven tracks to the ears like warm honey to the tongue...

...By the end of the record, my careful listening and appreciation for the emotion invested in its creation brought tears to my eyes. Excellent chord progressions, intelligent dynamics, and pure emotion fuel this piece masterfully. From artists who are truly independent, this release contains all the quality, style and brilliance of a classic that many will try and emulate in the future. Bellew and Dayton should hold this one proudly and see what memorable gifts they have given to the ears of the world." - Bryon Turcotte, JustPressPlay.com