Discovery: Mike Rathke

Hello Dream is the latest single release from Mike Rathke, an American singer-songwriter and musician with a haunting feel to his music.

By Jane Howkins

Hello Dream is told as a monologue from a person’s childhood dream, with the song being sung from the perspective of the dream itself, giving quite a unique feel to the track. The song has quite a sad feel to it due to this, and the slow, waltzy rhythm really works well with it. Mike has a lovely singing voice and I liked the little piano melodies that run throughout – they’re simple, but never too much. Have a listen to Hello Dream below and see what you think!