If dreams had a sound, Laveda would be it. “If Only (You Said No)” opens with an ambient mix of synthesizers and acoustic guitar before starting to build in energy. The lyrics come in with an echo, only further creating a dream like sound. Backing vocals come in at the chorus, opening up the sound in a way that entices listeners. The lyrics are mesmerizing when paired with the soothing melody. Be sure to check out this hypnotizing song by Laveda below.
Dream Pop force Laveda awaken nostalgic moods in their sound, drawing heavily from 90s Shoegaze and Experimental Rock. Formed in the summer of 2017, the bedroom recording project between Ali Genevich and Jake Brooks has rapidly developed from simplistic Singer-Songwriter styles into full-fledged listening experience. Laveda’s first release “Dream. Sleep.” recorded out of Brooklyn and Albany has grabbed the attention of notable national and international blogs and press including Pitchfork Radio who premiered the track at their Mid-Winter Festival in February 2019. “Dream. Sleep.” captures a high energy intensity that stirs feelings of excitement and anxiousness describing an alternate unknown reality.