Portland-based producer Manatee Commune teams up with vocalist Effee on sun-soaked single ‘I Can Dream’. It comes as no surprise that the emerging beat-smith has crafted another sumptuous bop full of crisp sounds and vibrant synths. Arpeggiators collide with expressive percussion and effortlessly airy vocals courtesy of Effee. This one prompts repeat listens.
“This track came together when the first warmth of spring actually started to reveal itself. I had just moved to Portland and the whole city just exploded with cherry blossoms and daffodils, so grabbed my laptop and an acoustic guitar, laid out in the park and crafted what I thought was just a goofy little beat that I’d never use. But when Effee and I started working together, I immediately thought of that day and how wonderful her voice would sound nestled in the bright, peaceful production of this unfinished song. Just a week or so later she sent me back these lyrics that perfectly captured the carefree, sunny mid-morning essence that had originally inspired me.“ – Manatee Commune