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Hot Singles on the Internet: Damon Albarn's "The Marvelous Dream"

By Rachel Schnalzer | April 22, 2012

Damon Albarn has just released a new single, "That Marvelous Dream," off his new opera, Dr. Dee, which is set to be released on May 8.

Albarn is best known to his fans as the face of bands like Blur and Gorillaz, but in "The Marvelous Dream," Albarn reverts to a purely acoustic style.

The tempo is very easy and steady, making for a mellow vibe throughout the song.

Seeing as the song is part of an opera, the lyrics of course play a huge role in "The Marvelous Dream," but Albarn's voice is still low-key too, creating a melody that is perfect for relaxing.

Overall "The Marvelous Dream" has a delightfully stripped down feeling that adds to the charm of the track.

Dr. Dee chronicles the life of Dr. John Dee, a courtier and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I.

Dr. Dee was also an astrologer and spy, a true Renaissance man.

The opera has already attained critical acclaim in the UK, and prospects look good for its success in the US once the soundtrack is widely released.

So everyone check Dr. Dee out on May 8, and until then, take a listen to "The Marvelous Dream."

The combination of Elizabethan history and the contemporary indie sound is completely unique. You won't be disappointed.

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