I'm launching my Patreon site, and to celebrate, I'm going on a Vicarious Karaoke Road Trip! I will be driving across the U.S. for one month, during which time I will upload one video per day. Thirty videos in thirty different locations in thirty days - all based on your song requests! Check out the video and learn more about the Vicarious Karaoke Road Trip! http://www.patreon.com/ameliaray
The Art Nest, an art residency organized by the Ystad Art Museum and the Bästa Biennalen presents “Will You Know and Will You Understand,” a performance by its first residents - Einat Amir and Amelia Ray. Amir and Ray have been researching letters of complaints written by the citizens of Ystad to the municipality, and interviewing locals about their hopes and concerns regarding the town. They have adapted these materials into a musical performance which they would like to offer as a contemporary portrait of life in Ystad as described by its inhabitants. This musical performance will be presented on 29 September at 15:00 at the old town hall of Ystad and will be free and open to the public.
Big news! I am very pleased to announce that Why No Dream's first EP, Cités, is now available! You can download it for just $4.55 from the official website: www.whynodream.com. It is also available for download and streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Why No Dream is my first electronic music project, and was composed using only samples and sounds available on GarageBand for iPad. I'm very excited about this project, and I hope you'll enjoy it! (And in case you missed it, be sure to check out the video for the single, "Copenhague"!)
A few years ago my buddy Patrick and I were hiding in my flat, trying to escape the infernal Madrid summer heat when we decided to try to come up with a name for a new style of dance music for people who were either too cool or too lazy to get down. After several beers and red bags of Doritos, the genre "Powder Pop" and the band name "Why No Dream" were born.
The genre and name sat useless for a few years until I discovered loops on GarageBand for iPad. I started tooling around with the samples and decided to compose five songs using only samples and sounds available in the app. Fast-forward another couple of years to present day, and I am pleased to announce that the project has been completed! Cités, the debut EP from Why No Dream will be released on 6 September 2018. The single, "Copenhague," is available for download and streaming now at www.whynodream.com as well as via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. There is even a nifty video that accompanies it (see below)!
Our cover of Leonard Cohen's "Lover, Lover, Lover" is now available as a free audio download. Enjoy! Thanks to Jake Wood for inspiring, performing, mixing and making such a great video!