The Girl and the Dreamcatcher

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The Girl and the Dreamcatcher
Also known asTGATDC
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPop
Years active2014 (2014)–2016
LabelsGDC
Associated actsForever in Your Mind
WebsiteOfficial website
Past members

The Girl and the Dreamcatcher was an American pop duo from Los Angeles, California consisted of Liv and Maddie co-stars Dove Cameron ("the Girl") and Ryan McCartan ("the Dreamcatcher"). Their debut EP, Negatives, was released on GDC Records on July 29, 2016.[1]

History[edit]

2014–2015: Formation and first singles[edit]

Cameron and McCartan created a YouTube channel on July 23, 2014,[2] posting covers of some popular songs. Their first video, a cover of "At Last I See the Light", was released the following day.[3] In May 2015, Cameron announced that the two are officially forming a band and would release their first original song soon.[4][5]

In September 2015, they announced their band name, "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher",[6] and that their first single, "Written in the Stars", would be released on October 2, 2015.[7][8] On December 2, 2015, the band released a cover of the song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey,[9] followed by a cover of Frank Sinatra's version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" six days later, on December 8, 2015.[10][11]

2016: Negatives[edit]

In January 2016, Cameron and McCartan announced that their next single, titled "Glowing in the Dark", would be released on January 29, 2016.[12] On April 8, 2016, the band officially released their song, "Someone You Like", the acoustic version of which was first released on their YouTube channel in 2014.[13] On June 16, 2016, the music video for their next single, "Make You Stay", was exclusively released on People,[14] followed by the song's official release the next day.[15]

In May 2016, the band announced that they would be releasing their first EP, titled Negatives,[16] whose release date was later revealed to be July 29, 2016.[17] It was made available for pre-order on iTunes on July 9, 2016.[18] New songs were released daily leading up to the EP's official release – "My Way" on July 25,[19] "Monster" on July 26,[20] "Cry Wolf" on July 27,[21] and "Gladiator" on July 28.[22] The EP also includes two of their previous singles, "Glowing in the Dark" and "Make You Stay".

In October 2016, Ryan announced the breakup of their band, as well as their relationship, as he said, "Dove has decided this relationship isn't what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful." It was confirmed by Ryan that he and Dove will not continue the band together.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Extended play[edit]

Title EP details
Negatives
  • Release: July 29, 2016
  • Label: GDC Records
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Written in the Stars" 2015 Non-album single
"Glowing in the Dark" 2016 Negatives
"Make You Stay"

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" 2015 Non-album singles
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
"Someone You Like" 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timothy Monger. "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher – Biography". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher – About". YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  3. ^ The Girl and the Dreamcatcher (July 24, 2014). At Last I See the Light – The Girl and the Dreamcatcher cover. YouTube. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Noelle Devoe (July 16, 2015). "Disney Channel's Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan Take a Major Step in Their Adorable Relationship". Seventeen. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Steph Grassullo (May 28, 2015). "This Celebrity Couple is Actually Copying Austin and Becky G!". Teen. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  6. ^ Stephanie Osmanski (September 29, 2015). "Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan Announce Their Band Name". M Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan's Upcoming Single is Titled..." Fanlala. September 16, 2015. Archived from the original on September 30, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Stephanie Osmanski (October 1, 2015). "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher Announce Their First Single "Written in the Stars"". M Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  9. ^ "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher Bring the Holiday Cheer with Christmas Cover". Fanlala. December 3, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher Just Won Our Hearts All Over Again with This Christmas Cover". Fanlala. December 8, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Jennifer Maldonado (December 9, 2015). "Dove Cameron Transforms Into an Old Hollywood Movie Star In The Girl and the Dreamcatcher's New Music Video". Twist. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  12. ^ Jennifer Maldonado (January 15, 2016). "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher Announce New Single & Music Video". Twist. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  13. ^ Gisselle Gaitan (April 9, 2016). "The Girl And The Dreamcatcher Drop "Someone You Like"". J-14. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  14. ^ Jeff Nelson (June 16, 2016). "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher (Dove Cameron and Fiancé Ryan McCartan) Debut Adorable 'Make You Stay' Music Video". People. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  15. ^ Brie Hiramine (June 17, 2016). "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher's "Make You Stay" Video Features a Cameo From One of Your Disney Channel Favorites". J-14. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  16. ^ Gisselle Gaitan (May 7, 2016). "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher Are Releasing a New EP". J-14. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  17. ^ Bradley Stern (July 6, 2016). "The Girl and The Dreamcatcher's 'Make You Stay': Behind The Scenes (Exclusive)". PopCrush. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  18. ^ The Girl and the Dreamcatcher [@tgatdc] (July 8, 2016). "Pre order for the #NegativesEP is avail TOMORROW on @iTunes! Missed our @popcrush article? Here's the EP artwork ❌❌" (Tweet). Retrieved August 20, 2016 – via Twitter.
    The Girl and the Dreamcatcher [@tgatdc] (July 9, 2016). "guess what's available for pre order on iTunes? link: geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/negatives-ep/id1131259549?app=itunes … 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #NegativesEP ❌❌" (Tweet). Retrieved August 20, 2016 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Brie Hiramine (July 25, 2016). "Listen to The Girl and the Dreamcatcher's "My Way" From Their Debut EP Before Anyone Else". J-14. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  20. ^ Ariel Nagi (July 26, 2016). "The Girl and the Dreamcatcher's New Song Will Remind You Why They're Relationship Goals". Seventeen. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  21. ^ Estelle Tang (July 27, 2016). "Listen to The Girl and The Dreamcatcher's Impossibly Catchy "Cry Wolf"". Elle. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  22. ^ "Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan Drop New Song 'Gladiator' from their 'Negatives' EP". Teen Daily. July 28, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.

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