The secret is in the delivery. Colette has gotten a lot of mileage out of “Dreams,” her cover of the classic Stevie Nicks tune. It’s not a song that most singers would cover because the ubiquity of the original (which has been a classic rock radio staple for just about 500 years) begs for comparison.
Colette carries it off – in an electronic genre even – through an absolute earnestness. A friend of mine that used to do a pretty wild punk rock cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” told me that the minute he thought about the original, it was over – it had to come from deep down and you had to do it like you were doing it for the first and last time. And that’s what happened here.
“Dreams” has re-entered the charts again thanks to some chunky Pete Moss remixes. The 2016 set of remixes of “Dreams” featured Demarkus Lewis, Positive Divide, Ezra Osborn and South of Roosevelt. Pete’s remix is pretty exquisite stuff; his dub feels like being wrapped in a technicolor tapestry and spun around fast while your lover blows in your ear:
Dreams: The Pete Moss Remixes are out now on Traxsource, worldwide August 20.
Title: Dreams: The Pete Moss Remixes
Label: Candy Talk
Release Date: Out now on Traxsource, August 20 2019 worldwide