Karina Lehman evokes warm, wistful summer afternoons with her new single, ‘Sunset Dreams’

Karina Lehman evokes warm, wistful summer afternoons with her new single, ‘Sunset Dreams’

Photo by Ian Laidlaw

The Melbourne-based up-and-comer’s latest track will whisk you away to a worry-free world.

Chilean/Australian singer-songwriter Karina Lehman is starting 2021 with a bang, today releasing her latest single, ‘Sunset Dreams’.

Inspired by the unconscious world of dreams, the track is mellow, understated and utterly hypnotic. Led by a meandering melody and Lehman’s dulcet tones, ‘Sunset Dreams’ evokes warm, wistful summer afternoons spent staring off into the horizon as the sun sinks on another day.

Penned during the Melbourne lockdown, the track was a means of escapism for Lehman, allowing her to fantasize about the world outside her walls during the difficult periods of isolation. Later recorded in a home studio as restrictions eased, the lo-fi stylings of the recording complement the tune’s breezy air beautifully.

Opening with a rhythmic, repetitive melody, ‘Sunset Dreams’ quickly unfurls into a colourful dance of flute (Amla Periakarpan), congas, bongo and bass (Oscar Poncell) and Spanish guitar by Lehman herself, showcasing her roots and affinity for Latin American music.

Having made her debut just last April with ‘Son de la Lunda Dormida’, followed by ‘Contigo’ and ‘Oh Eah’ later that year, Lehman is fast establishing herself as a woman to watch with her striking, husky voice and fresh blend of Latin folk rhythms and romantic lyrics.

Putting a contemporary spin on bossa nova, jazz and folk, infused with Portuguese, Spanish and English, Lehman’s sound is exciting, refreshing and undeniably unique.

Listen to ‘Sunset Dreams’ below. 

‘Sunset Dreams’ is out today. For more from Karina Lehman, check out her Bandcamp or Facebook.

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