Laveda relate unsettling experiences through moody pop in “Dream. Sleep.”

Ali Genevich and Jake Brook were already writing music together in other bands before Laveda came to be. What was once a side project heavily motivated by excess creative energy one noteworthy summer has now become a point of interest through their latest moody pop release, “Dream. Sleep.” The young New York-based musicians gravitate towards high energy amongst a fuzzed out atmosphere, an experience listeners can easily grasp onto through the first single from Laveda’s unreleased debut album.

“The song is about someone who’s being voluntarily abduction into an alternate reality. It’s about making a very uncertain decision to leave the only place you’ve ever known. It’s about being trapped somewhere unsettling, where you feel you maybe don’t belong. [Where those feelings come from] is kind of up for interpretation by the listener.”