Swedish producers/songwriters and musicians Chris Rehn (ANGTORIA, ABYSSOS) and Tomas Wallin (TAKIDA) have joined forces in a brand new project called DREAMSTATE.
Formed in November 2011, DREAMSTATE set out to “write and record music that doesn’t have any boundaries, music that doesn’t have any restraints or have any ties to anything but themselves and their own inspiration,” according to a press release. “Music that doesn’t need to fall under a certain genre, and that could include any style, feeling, instrument and production they themselves felt fit to a specific song.
“With inspiration taken all the way from metal to pop music, mixing all types of instruments and genres together, the music of DREAMSTATE is all about not being restricted to any genre of music. It’s simply about making music for themselves, with inspiration from all the music they listen to, and having fun while doing it.”
In December, DREAMSTATE was asked to write and record the official song for a Swedish rally car driver named Ramona Karlsson and her 2012 world championship effort, sponsored by Mitsubishi and Höganäs. Chris and Tomas wrote, produced and recorded the track “Evolution” at Boxroom Studios (owned and operated by Chris Rehn), and asked singers Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE, KAMELOT) and Tommy Levin to contribute their vocals to the tune.
“Evolution” has already been played on Swedish television and will be made available shortly through all digital channels (iTunes, Spotify, etc.).
Video footage of the “Evolution” recording sessions, featuring an audio stream of the entire song, is available below.
For more information, visit www.dreamstate.se.