Dreaming In Color is the third full length release by singer/songwriter Harry Grillo. Harry has stated that this will be his last collection of original mainstream pop/rock style music. The album is a blend of electronic rock, power-pop, ballads and raw top-40-esque tracks.
Once again Harry uses all original material, co-writing the 80's inspired "I Need A Weekend" with friend William Mozingo. "Weekend" is a humorous white collar worker's lament.
"Soul Synthetic Culture" is a blatant statement about the state of mainstream music. Harry falls only slightly short of calling the mainstream industry a slave ring.
"Mystery Band" is a fun rocker based on a true story in which Harry and a friend helped a band crossing a busy highway make it safely with their equipment to their practice garage.
"Why You Wanna (Break My Heart)?" started as a demo for Cher's upcoming album. The track was nearly accepted for submission to the record label, but ultimately rejected because it was considered "not danceable enough". Harry revised the arrangement and decided to keep it for himself. The vocal on the album version was recorded live with minimal production out of spite (save the phaser/vocoder effect on the bridge and end "whoa's" - a spoof of Cher's hit "Believe"). The track is undeniably catchy and with sophisticated production could easily fit in between Owl City and Kelly Clarkson on top 40 radio.
Harry has called "Til The Day I Die" one of his favorites of all his songs. Written in the late 90s it talks of loyalty and thanking God for the gift of friendship.
The album wraps with "Awaken From the Dream", a nod toward Harry's decision to change his sound on future releases.
Dreaming In Color is a fun, simply produced collection of melodic poetry filled music. It reflects Harry's belief that music should create awareness about Truth and inspire others.