Always one to illustrate the struggles of life with a silver lining, electronic music phenomenon ARTY is back with another masterpiece featuring singer-songwriter Cimo Fränkel, who co-wrote Cheat Codes and Kriss Kross Amsterdam’s ‘Sex’ (certified gold in the U.S. and over 650 million streams worldwide). An escape from reality for dance music fans worldwide that erupts into a blaze of progressive house, ‘Daydreams’ is like a ray of sunlight driving the darkness away.
As explained by ARTY himself – and reflected by the uplifting instrumental and strong lyrics – ‘Daydreams’ is about the inescapable hard times when we lose the desire to live and struggle to enjoy the little things that made us happy before. Then a person shows up in your life that changes everything, showing you the path you want, and that there’s still a light, so you should never stop dreaming.
About the collaboration process, ARTY says: “Cimo and Rik sent me the demo of the song last year and I fell in love with it. We spent a lot of time going back and forth with different ideas for lyrics and melodies and finally found the sweet spot where the song feels euphoric but still keeps its organic beauty. Cimo and Rik are extremely gifted songwriters and I’m beyond grateful to be able to work with them on this song and many other songs we’re working on together right now.”
“The process of making this song was unlike other sessions”, Cimo Fränkel adds. “ARTY and I are both perfectionists and wanted the initial acoustic and heartfelt emotion of the song to stand out in the final mix.”