On a day when all goes wrong, crank up the volume and put on Hitchin’ It To Heaven by Dean The Dream. Lustrous and intricate, familiar yet fresh, and simply beautiful, the rock artist’s new album is a monumental step within the genre, fused with intoxicating psychedelia and grunge. The entire production runs an exact thirty minutes, and feels like a genuine conversation with someone who understands, thanks to masterfully crafted lyrics and a moving voice which takes on so many highs and lows—it will both impress and captivate the listener.
Dean The Dream, dives into the album with “The Opening Act”, followed by “Changes”, a song that has become a huge fan-favorite, 100K streams and counting, only second to “Goodbye, Danny” which came out earlier this year along with a stunning music video with over 200K+ plays. Dean The Dream is the musical project of Brendan Alpiner, Detroit-born rock artist.
“The story of ‘Hitchin’ It to Heaven’ is mostly my attempt to discuss the different sorts of lives, secrets and stories that live within the gay community. As we become more visible and gain more acceptance, it’s important to tell the stories—even the not so pleasant ones—to further gain understanding. Progress is important, but it’s not always easy,” Alpiner said in an interview. Reviving and re-shaping the rock scene with his carefully crafted pieces, Dean The Dream has much more to share with his listeners, an American Top 40 adore - beyond any doubt.
Dean The Dream’s previous works include singles like “Hourglass”, “Roadrunner”, and “Misery ’N”, released in 2021 along with a debut album called Pink Sun. “I have been fortunate to work with some truly amazing producers like Tom Campbell (who worked on Adele and Michael Kiwanuka’s latest album), Adam Meisterhans (Nikki Lane) and so many others. Honestly, all I’m attempting to do is tell my story in hopes that it resonates and offers solace to those who feel similarly,” Alpiner said.
It is time to broaden the horizons of rock music, and Dean The Dream is at the forefront of this revolution with art that’s bold and unique!