Friday, January 02, 2009

#87 Empire Of The Sun, "Walking On A Dream"

We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
On and on and on we are calling out and out again
Never looking down I'm just in awe of what’s in front of me

"Walking On A Dream" is, appropriately, dreamy dance music out of Australia, a country which is drastically underrepresented on this countdown compared to its excellent music output this year (it just so happened that most of the songs I loved most were non-single tracks). I can't thank KulPop enough for introducing me to it; in the time since then, it's provided moments for me to breathe again, to detox from the world. Like much of the great music coming from Australia (and a neighbor) this year, "Walking On A Dream" is equally capable of winning you over regardless of the level of cool of your music taste. Feel good music that is both floating through the clouds and loosely tethered to the ground by a constant but soothing beat, it's a song that should have been (and maybe still will be) massive.

Find it on: Walking On A Dream


Aaron said...

Yay for Us!

I quite like this song - Again...I need to hear the album...

Poster Girl said...

Ha ha, you should be proud--I totally would be! I've not heard the album yet either--for some reason, I'm skeptical that I'll fall in love with it as a whole, but I'd love to be wrong.