The song received positive reviews from music critics. "Dream Away" was released as a single in the United States on 7 November 1994 and reached number nine on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and number eighty on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "Dream Away" was also issued in selected European countries and Australia, and on 21 January 1995 it was released in Japan. The song was remixed by Dave Way, Paul Waller and Ollie Marland. The music video, directed by Randee St. Nicholas, featured Babyface, Stansfield and fragments from the film. In 2003, "Dream Away" was included on the remastered edition of Stansfield's album, So Natural.