It only took a few seconds for me to fall in love with Pretend Collective’s debut song called ‘Higher Than A Flying Cloud Castle Made Of White Light’. I love the ethereal feel and laid back and listened a few times. The continuous beautiful vocals and music really kept me interested. A great song to listen to when laying back and taking stock of what is happening in your life. Which face it we should do more of it. Mike Reilly, the Pretend Collective vocalist and songwriter says himself that “I had come to rely on my favorite music as a form of transportation….“It took a long time to realize that the way to make the listener feel like a traveler in space is to create musical space for the listener to travel through.”. I totally agree!
Pretend Collective has an evolving lineup, with artists coming and going. Running a bi-weekly, late-night jam session allowed Reilly to have his music played and shaped by other young artists. From the info in his bio it seems that there are loads more songs on the way. I look forward to that. Listen to ‘Higher Than A Flying Cloud Castle Made Of White Light’ here.