The Providence, Rhode Island-based band Dreamwell has released a compelling new video for their song “Blighttown Type Beat”. The track is a feature from their forthcoming album, In My Saddest Dreams, I Am Beside You, which continues to stretch and redefine the boundaries of screamo.
“We invested an insane amount of detail and care into every aspect of this album. It’s an exploration of interpersonal relationships and how they are impacted by mental illness, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder.” — says Dreamwell vocalist K.Z. Staska
The video, with its cool background visuals by Jim Doran and conceptual design by Keziah Z. Staska and Ethan Shantie, can be watched above.
“Blighttown Type Beat” presents an eerie, unsettling tale of a village abandoned and cursed—a physical representation of emotional desolation. The lyrics “I met a village whose houses were empty. Whose graves were full,” conjure an immediate sense of existential dread, mirroring the internal struggle of the song’s narrator.
This is Dreamwell probing the psychological depths, rendering a vivid picture of isolation, decay, and an unsettling yearning.
Dreamwell’s journey has been one of evolution and self-discovery. Their debut album, Modern Grotesque, released in 2021, was a stepping stone, a complicated but necessary chapter that led to the solidified lineup and more cohesive sound found in In My Saddest Dreams, I Am Beside You.
This new album dives deep into themes of mental health struggles, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder. It serves as an elaborate narrative, detailing the agonizing complexities of human relationships, distorted reality, and the fragility of the human mind.
“The new album unfurls its themes like a haunting tapestry: mental health struggles, interpersonal relationships, and an ongoing battle to parse the real from the unreal. It’s a brave venture into the labyrinthine contours of Borderline Personality Disorder—a subject often avoided in the discourse of mainstream rock music.”
The band—consisting of KZ Staska on vocals, Ryan Couitt and Aki McCullough on guitars, Justin Soares on bass, and Anthony Montalbano on drums—utilizes In My Saddest Dreams, I Am Beside You as a canvas to portray a wide array of musical influences, ranging from 90s metalcore to elements of doom.
“In ‘Obelisk of Hands,’ what starts as a song about sexual openness morphs into a sadder, bleaker song about using sexuality as a substitute for a lack of romantic affection, and a temporary, and ultimately empty, attempt to feel less alone.” — KZ Staska on a previously released single from the album.
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