It’s not always easy being the new lad on the block, but as Galen Hartley can attest to, sometimes it can be motivational. This singer-songwriter followed the well worn path from Victoria in to Montreal last March, and soon completed his debut solo record, Good Dreams. In fact representing the seventh album in Hartley’s music career, this new disc still marks many firsts. “I was very much in the habit of working with a band, so it was a little daunting to be making a solo record… but eventually I came to know the many wonders of being the boss,” says Hartley.

Good Dreams, the resulting indie-folk-rock opus, is about as lovely as they come – celebratory melodies, undercurrents of romance and revenge, poetic absurdity – and best of all, it’s just fun to listen to. “I love pop music, but I’ve kind of been trying to out-think it for a long time… This time I just tried to relax and let the guiding principle be ‘what would sound awesome?'” 

Album Tracklisting
  1. Prince and Vice President
  2. Fraternity Theme
  3. Have Mercy on the Old Gang
  4. At Our Empire’s End
  5. You and Your Mother and Father
  6. In Town With a Capital T
  7. Still a Fool
  8. When I’m Gone
  9. Raised Like a Glass
  10. A Good Flying Outlaw
  11. Bare Body, Golden Tooth
  12. Gone Home
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