Jutes' "Bad Dream" is a World of Dysphoria [Premiere]
Photo By: Benjamin Church
It seems as if we've been living in a nightmare all of 2020. From the fires being put out around the world to the global pandemic, it's been a pretty bad dream. But, with so much time spent cooped up at home, we've gotten some of the best music and music videos. And that's exactly what Canadian-native, Jutes, has blessed us with. "Bad Dream" is just his latest hard hitting bop that veers a little left of the rest of his catalog.
"Bad Dream" was a simple quarantine project for Jutes. Bumming around his house, binging nostalgic pop punk music, he found himself in a whole new realm of writing. Picking up his guitar and teaming up with writer/producer, Tarro, the duo cooked up a recipe for success. Jutes recalls,
"'Bad Dream' was the product of quarantine life. Being cooped up at home writing to guitar loops by myself. I had been on a huge pop punk kick and was bored one day so I decided to spice things up and wrote to a guitar loop that sounded nothing like anything I had done before. The song came out crazy and I hit my bro Tarro to produce it. We used to make almost all my songs together but when I veered off into the rock world we stopped working together as much. It felt really good to get back to how we started. We almost instantly decided to release it next. The turnaround on making it and dropping it was crazy fast. Always exciting to just go with what feels good instead of over-planning for months."
The visionary and original music video filmed mid-quarantine is a product of great imagination. Really putting together a creative video given the circumstances couldn't have turned out any better. The video displays Jutes in a dream-like trance, lost in abandoned areas, almost as if he's trying to escape a ghastly hallucination. The fast paced transitions, inventive shots and choice of coloring really establish an incubus-like atmosphere. "Bad Dream" flaunts Jutes' creative ability and this single leaves us hungry for what's to come for this emerging artist.