Unlike my husband who has a home office in the basement where he can play Overwatch (I assume on a team with VIXX’s Hongbin and Monsta X’s Kihyun) with his door closed, my home computer is in the main living area of the house. That means when I’m perusing new music everyone is there to put in their two cents. Everyone. For better or for worse.
They all have opinions.
As I was looking at this week’s releases said husband happened to be lurking behind me with his first cup of coffee for the day, commenting on everything that came up. When I started Dreamcatcher’s Good Night, he rested his hand on my shoulder, leaned in close to my ear and said, “Buffy.” Knowing that he is a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I took that as approval. And he’s right (don’t tell him I said that), I would say that much of what Dreamcatcher has done in this incarnation has had a strong Buffy vibe, all kitschy dark with studded leather, strong female characters and a guy that thinks he knows, but he doesn’t know. I dig it.
Dreamcatcher technically debuted in January 2017. The group is made up of seven members, five of which debuted together under the name Minx in 2014. This is kind of a repackaged product in the same way we see albums re-released with the addition of two or three new songs. It’s kinda lame, but if this is what gets you a new concept (away from ass shaking infantilization) or pushes you forward a bit musically, I can be dragged along. I’m kinda easy like that.
So far, Dreamcatcher has released multiple fast paced dance songs with a nod toward metal guitar accompanied with macabre videos. They aren’t whining, no one is pining for the same lead male, they aren’t all dressed as school girls…and if anyone is, she has a creepy murder doll in her arms. I have liked it all and I hope, hope, hope, they stay with this concept or continue moving toward maturity rather than cutesy. I don’t do well with cutesy in male or female groups. I like to save that for the behind the scenes videos.
Dreamcatcher, Good Night