“COVID DREAM” by AESKA is almost exactly the kind of soundscape you’d expect when you hear this as a song of the same name. The atmosphere is softly colored, dreamy, soothing, and warm with a synth-soaked melody and the leading singer’s pop-kissed vocal line.
AESKA is a father-daughter musical duo composing, producing, and recording music. “COVID DREAM” developed as a means of coping with the pandemic’s isolation. This is their debut release as a duo.
“COVID DREAM” by AESKA is a beautiful work of art that is equal parts cute, frightening, and catchy. AESKA’s latest album is as enjoyable as habit-building, with a synth-soaked yet catchy groove, whimsical synthesizers, and a hypnotic vocal delivery.
AESKA appears to fuse a crisp and creative musicality with a deeply considered songwriting style, resulting in music that feels somewhat atmospheric, meaningful, or other moments. But that consistently keeps pushing you outside of your comfort bubble and creates entirely different thought patterns and ideas to dwell.
Melody-wise, the song keeps things relatively simple. Despite one or two well-placed structural breakdowns, the music maintains a simple feeling of flow, repeating only a few distinct melody motifs and keeping the ambiance continuous. The more you listen, the more this initially created mood transforms into something cheerful and bright.
AESKA’s “COVID DREAM” presents a deliberate expression of thoughts through a simple wash of sounds, quickly growing into an engaging, retro pop tune that surrounds and satisfies in the same way that any dream-like or calming Synthwave music might.