His Dream Of Lions have been working non-stop since the release of their debut EPs last fall. True to the meaning behind their name, His Dream Of Lions are constantly working toward a bigger goal and striving to achieve greatness, and their upcoming EP promises to reflect just that. The band recently released a music video for their new track, "Cradle," which can be viewed below.
Interview by Dom Vigil
Can you tell us about His Dream Of Lions, for any readers who may not be familiar?
His Dream Of Lions is a five piece alternative rock band from Northern Virginia. We formed in 2012 and have been going strong ever since!
I know there’s a bit of meaning behind the name, so what does His Dream Of Lions mean to you?
When we were deciding on a name for the band we wanted something that would be less of a band name and more of a standard we could hold ourselves to. His Dream Of Lions represents the desire to be great, and more importantly, the pursuit of that goal.
You guys have been pretty busy since the Part One and Part Two EPs and are gearing up to release even more music soon! Can you tell us a little bit about this new material you’ve been working on?
The new record is pretty much a snap shot of the band coming into its own. We've never sounded quite like we do on this new EP, and for us thats very exciting.
What can listeners expect from these new songs?
Expect to hear a band that is far more sure of themselves.
How do you feel that the new material compares to the songs on Part One and Part Two?
Theres a certain intensity to the new material that I don't think you'll find as much on the previous EPs. Transitioning out of the second record, we really had a creative lightbulb turn on for the band. I would say its on a completely different level.
You just recently released your new single, “Cradle” - can you tell us a little bit about the track?
"Cradle" is interesting in that it wasn't the first song to be written after Part Two, but it was the first one to set the new creative standard for the band. At the time, I was listening to a lot of Haim and thought it would be really cool to layer synthesizers into the intro of the song. There was a lot of experimentation that happened in the studio with "Cradle."
What was your inspiration or motivation behind the song?
The song is about this odd sense of isolation you get whenever you give yourself to something. In my case it was a couple things, but most notably the band. To sum it up, "Ive given up a lot by doing this, but its still awesome, so lets rock out." That's "Cradle."
What would you like listeners to be able to take away from your music?
Writing these songs was a release for us, so my goal is that when people listen they feel some sense of release as well.
Besides releasing some new music soon, does His Dream Of Lions have any other big plans this year?
We have some stuff in the works but I would hate to spoil it too soon :)
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you so much for the interview, and too everyone else for the continued support, we love you all.