With a whooping over 610,000 monthly-listeners and over 8.8 million streams to date on Spotify, lullaboy is back with a soft piano ballad that pays homage to his mother from the perspective of singing all the things he would like to say to her in the fictionalised event that it would be too late.
lullaboy also known by Bernard Dinata is an Indonesian-Singaporean singer-songwriter and producer. Graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and a former intern at YG Entertainment, he started out releasing music independently through social media since 2016. lullaboy successfully developed a loyal community of fans and was on Spotify’s featured playlists representing both Singapore and Indonesia.
Struck by inspiration from an argument with his mother before a scheduled songwriting session with a friend, lullaboy croons about the uncomfortable feeling of guilt and melancholy over a trivial matter that sparked the disagreement. As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened through the year, these feelings became more and more real and lullaboy felt like now is the right time to release his latest single, Only in my Dreams.
Produced with Berklee College of Music alumni Justin Adijanto and mixed by fellow alumni Ano Stevano, who mixes for top Indonesian acts such as Afgan, Raisa, Isyana, Ramengvrl, only in my dreams is an honest heart wrenching piece that gradually climaxes with a backing orchestra.
Layered with soothing harmonies and raw intimate vocals, the listener is taken to the center of a concert hall as lullaboy exposed his deepest thoughts and fears in this sentimental tear-jerker. You can witness these emotions in a reaction video released by lullaboy with a special appearance of his mother.