“Fever Dreams” by SEGANA is the most unbridled, gloriously eighties track you’ll ever hear. Brimming with upbeat production and infectious melodies, its energy could rival any synth-pop track from the last forty years. It’s the kind of song you want to hear at a club–or better yet–performed live. It’s practically begging you to dance to it.
The soundscape of this song begins with the noises of a car shutting off, then a few spoken words. Already, we’re immersed. A synth riff suddenly explodes out of the white noise, accompanied by quick, frenetic drums. “Can’t turn around / ‘Cause I heard that they’re in town / Burning every red light down,” the singer chimes. The retro ambiance bleeds from the sprightly synths to the lyrics. His voice, however, has a distinctly modern affectation to it. That’s what makes the vintage influence feel fresh, cool, and creatively implemented.
The chorus hits, and we’re thrust into the most mind-bogglingly memorable melody. The key to a great pop song is that catchy, sing-along-able feeling that emanates from the vocal motifs, and SEGANA has just nailed it here. This’ll doubtlessly be stuck in your head for a long time afterward. Plus, those eighties-influenced themes continue to peek through the lyrics for a diverse, fascinating, and overall fun experience.
Be sure to stream and follow SEGANA! “Fever Dreams” is a brilliant display of this duo’s mastery of their craft, and a testament to their ability to repackage older sounds in a new and exciting way. You won’t find a pop song more worthy of your spring/summer playlist.
Written by Alyce Lindberg