With their 4th studio album, Inside a Dream, set to be released on November 20th, genre benders The Werks take listeners on a track-by-track musical voyage through the heart of a dream; into their own hopes, fears, and aspirations. The seasoned jam-centric quartet brings a sonically superior mix of otherworldly explorations and revelatory lyrics to this artistic and mature musical statement.
The journey begins with a quest for “The Answer” to life’s most tantalizing questions. To decide 'what is right' requires introspection, expressed through passionate lyricism and emotional guitar work. After this dive inward, the group brings the funk with the auspicious track “Drop”. Light, bright, and full of bumping bass, “Drop” is brimming with the endless possibilities of what lays ahead.
Free feelings of fantasy turn more frantic and fearful through the tension and release of “Opus 66”; a modern progressive retake of a Chopin classical piano piece. Then the warming scene of acoustic piano and B3 organs back the enthusiastic track “For You”, a spirited ode to those who move us most in life.
“Give or Take” is the album’s surprise – lessons of life unfold over a poignant and spacious backdrop, unexpected from a band that jams. There’s a polished simplicity here, and crossover appeal suitable for today’s most ardent indie music fans. The urgent-sounding prog-rocker “Find Your Way” pleas that the listener follow their dreams along the individual path that only they can chart and walk.
As the title track suggests, there’s no time like the present to look “Inside A Dream” at one’s own ambitions and act on them before it's too late. The importance of this realization is expressed on this total group effort featuring funky interplay between the whole band, including harmonious vocals, edgy synths and guitar licks that radiate the soul with the pure classic rock styling you might find on a Sting album.