Dreaming (Scribe song)

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"Dreaming"
Dreaming So Nice.jpg
Single by Scribe
from the album The Crusader
A-side "So Nice"
Released 2004
Format CD single, maxi single
Genre Hip-hop
Length 4:17
Label Dirty Records, Festival Mushroom Records
Writer(s) Malo Luafutu, Peter Wadams
Producer(s) P-Money
Scribe singles chronology
"Not Many – The Remix!" / "Stand Up"
(2003)
"Dreaming" / "So Nice"
(2004)
"My Shit"
(2007)

"Dreaming" is the third single from Scribe's debut album, The Crusader. In New Zealand, it was released as a double A-side with "So Nice". Lyrically, the song is about Scribe's childhood aspirations. It had commercial success in New Zealand and Australia, appearing on the singles charts of both countries, and topping the latter.

"Dreaming" was included on Pasifika - The Collection, compiled by the managers of the Pasifika Festival.[1] The compilation album debuted at number one on the New Zealand Music Compilations Chart.[2]

Background[edit]

According to Russell Baillie from The New Zealand Herald, the production of "Dreaming" by P-Money gives the song "a mix of askew soul-sweetness".[3] "Dreaming" is about Scribe's childhood ambitions,[4] which gives it an "autobiographical out-from-under theme...without sounding cliched or tryhard".[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Dreaming" was directed by Chris Graham.[5] Funding was provided by New Zealand On Air. It opens with shots of clouds moving across the sky in a time-lapse style, followed by Scribe writing a song, and later recording it. He then raps with friends in an urban area. The video is interspersed with childhood pictures of Scribe and others.

Chart performance[edit]

"Dreaming"/"So Nice" debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number forty-eight, rising to the top spot five weeks later. The song spent one week at number one, and slipped out of the chart after a total of twenty-one weeks.[6]

In Australia, "Dreaming" debuted at number twenty-four on the Australian Singles Chart. It later peaked at number twenty-three, before falling off the chart after twelve weeks.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dreaming"
  2. "So Nice" (radio edit) [featuring Ladi 6]
  3. "Dreaming" (instrumental)
  4. "So Nice" (instrumental)
  5. "So Nice" (a cappella) [featuring Ladi 6]

Credits[edit]

Source:Discogs[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pasifika Festival Success Lands #1 Debut Album" (Press release). Dawn Raid Entertainment. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Top 10 Compilations (#1712)". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Baillie, Russell (18 October 2003). "Scribe: The Crusader". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Dye, Stuart (29 April 2006). "Struggling students rap their way to better reading". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dei Hamo". Amplifier. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Scribe – Dreaming". Hung Medien. charts.org.nz. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Scribe – Dreaming". Hung Medien. australian-charts.com. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Scribe (2) – Dreaming / So Nice". Discogs. Retrieved 27 September 2010.