Dreamer Isioma - Dream Girl

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kennady Quille

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kennady Quille, in honor of KEXP's Pride programming, is "Dream Girl" by Dreamer Isioma, from the 2022 album Goodnight Dreamer on Dreamer Isioma/AWAL.


 
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Goodnight Dreamer may be the debut album for 21-year-old Nigerian-American artist Dreamer Isioma, but it's hardly their first foray into music. 

“Well, it started before birth,” Isioma told the Chicago Tribune, revealing their parents enrolled them in Mommy & Me music classes before they were even out of the womb. “Basically, my parents had a plan. They’re like, this child is either gonna do music or be an athlete or both.” 

Their parents' dream was realized with Isioma's soulful, genre-defying first release. “I think that people will also see themselves in my writing, which is what I’m most excited about," they shared with NME. “I make music for people who aren’t like everyone else, or who are just trying to find themselves and figure out what’s going on with [them] or the world around them. And hopefully, that’s what people hear.”

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