The urban dictionary defines Somnonaut as one who explores dreams. This song is cool, spacey and lingering, feeling as though you are floating in unconciousness, which I am sure was completely intended by Oliver John-Rodgers as he sings, “Please let me sleep ~ Sleep is a trip for me ~ My mind fills up with smoke and pretty swirling colours ~ I close my eyes tight, and float into slumber ~ I drown in a golden cloud, until Sun King picks me out ~ I fly on an amber rug to lose myself in wonder…” Intertwining his ability to evoke a psychedelic energy and flow to his sound is one of the wonders of OJR’s music.
Crossing a broad range of styles from indie-folk/blues/Americana to grunge/psychedelia/rock n’ roll, OJR blends a variety of familiar influences (Neil Young; T-Rex; Nirvana; Jack White, to name a few) with his own prolific songwriting ability and ear-catching southern vocal style. The result is a soul-scratching, modern homage to a vintage sound that’s completely unique and delivered with tons of swagger. -OJRmusic.com
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