Written Friday, November 29
Alex Maher is an avalanche of talent when you see him live. He’s like a one-man music army. Guitar, sax, percussion, and an incredible, soulful voice. He’s a very seasoned performer in the Vancouver music scene, a hardworking musician whose name seems to pop up everywhere. So I was happy to hear that he recently released a new single.
“Dream Final” is a catchy pop soul track about chasing your dreams and not giving up on your passions. With a driving groove and a ton of polish on the production, the song sonically supports the themes of pushing forward in the face of worry and self-doubt. I love it when the music and the themes of the lyrics are cohesive like that.
Much like many of Maher’s live performances the song starts simple and layers get added one at a time. Clean guitar and singing, followed by bass and drum, then hi-hats. There are a lot of great details in this recording.