RUSTY SANTOS – “DREAM IN STEREO”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
Self-recorded/produced and mastered by Mike Bozzi, “Dream in Stereo” is lifted from Rusty Santos’s forthcoming new album High Reality which is due on 22nd July 2022. Best known for his work with Animal Collective / Panda Bear, this is Rusty’s first new material in 15+ years.
Whilst sonically it’s sunny and catchy pop music, the lyrics explore what it’s like “to never quite belong.” Visually we see Santos out in nature, in a field of flowers, at the beach, and collaborating with cloned versions of himself as the song gives a nod to Kevin Ayers or Todd Rundgren. The video is directed by Brett5D.
“These songs were created from a place of necessity after I had been hospitalized and involuntarily held in a facility due to a psychotic break, which was brought on by tactics I faced by others in the music industry. It took the efforts of some artist friends and label contacts I work with to intervene and get me released. The people in charge at the facility didn’t believe I was a record producer. The album title, High Reality, is the name I’ve given to the state of consciousness I was in while detached from day-to-day reality during my crisis.” ~Rusty Santos
Release Date: July 22, 2022