I hope you are doing wonderful right now. I have so many announcements for you today.
The first is that for those of you without Spotify and Apple Music, I wanted to give you a way to listen to the music we've released so far. I know money is tight right now for everyone and I don't want that to be a hinderance for you to listen to Dream Without Sleep. I uploaded our singles "Fine" & "Change is Getting the Best of Me" onto Bandcamp and Soundcloud for your convenience. I know for sure you can download it off Bandcamp for free, I think you maybe able to as well for Soundcloud, but there is a cap on the free downloads on Soundcloud.
You can find those here:
3 AM Release Date
Next to hold you over until our album is finished, "3AM" is releasing December 12th on Apple Music and Spotify!!! This is the last song from the recordings we did last year from Hume Lake Studios. I'm so happy to share it with you finally. If you've been to one of our shows you know it's a staple of the live set. It's so fun to play. Also my dear friend Kelsi Breznik modeled for the photo for that, so a major thank you for her. Which leads me to the last thing I want to talk about today.
The Importance of Tyler Brown
I'm also sad to say that "3 AM" is the last recording Tyler Brown will be featured on as he stepped down from Dream Without Sleep. If you've only listened to our music and are not familiar with us personally, Tyler is the badass responsible for iconic lead guitar solos like the one found in "Fine" and the upcoming "3 AM". He stepped down from the band a few months ago, with AJ Manalaysay graciously jumping in to fill the role of lead guitar at live shows. I meant to make an official announcement that Tyler was stepping down, but it kept getting pushed back, mostly because we were so sad to lose him as a band member.
There wouldn't be a Dream Without Sleep without Tyler Brown. I don't know what I would actually be doing now without him. Tyler was one of my first friends that really introduced me to music. He has always been talented on the guitar, with a style that is both classic and reverent of a bygone age of rock, but somehow remains a fresh breath of air with an originality that only Tyler can bring. I was captivated by his talent when I first started hanging out with him.
I wanted to be a musician like him so badly. When I told him this, he seemed to see something in me that nobody else did, because he took a chance on me. He became a member of a band with someone that knew two chords and was pitchy as hell. He never even seemed annoyed with my lack of skill, he just always gave off the presence that he believed in me and that he knew that I had the capacity to grow and learn and evolve. Brandon, Tyler, myself, and our friend Andrew Carrero formed a band called the Last Call, and each of them poured out their time and energy into the band and me.
I literally would not be doing this thing I love today, if Tyler had not believed in me back then.
He was a valuable band member with his immense talent, and he is an invaluable, irreplaceable friend who has shaped my life.
So I hope you feel a quarter of the joy that I do every time you hear the "3 AM" solo.
Because thank God, for Tyler Brown.
I love you all xoxo