Our dreams drive us. They’re why we build cities, create art, and pursue love.
In 2013, teenage siblings from Southern California, ECHOSMITH, brought a lifelong dream to fruition with the release of their debut album Talking Dreams. As soon as they could hold instruments, they began playing music together as kids. They traded the living room for Farmers Markets and open mic nights, while quietly honing their songwriting chops. Those chops were on full-display in the breakout single “Cool Kids,” which became a runaway success. Supporting Talking Dreams, they performed around the globe and enchanted audiences everywhere. As those adventures unfolded, they grew up, both as people and musicians, and that growth shines through their 2017 sophomore album, Inside A Dream [Warner Bros. Records].
“We describe our new album as dreamy pop,” explains frontwoman Sydney. “These songs explore different aspects of our lives—love, adventure, heartache, and living out our dreams. On our first record, we were simply dreaming of the future, and we’re inside of that dream now. We’ve lived so much life in a short period of time. I was 15 when we recorded Talking Dreams, and now I'm 20. This amazing journey of connecting with fans and different cultures all over the world completely changed our lives.”
Driven by Sydney Sierota, Noah Sierota [bass, percussion, backing vocals], Graham Sierota [drums], and Jamie Sierota [guitar], Talking Dreams earned a prestigious RIAA gold certification, yielding the double-platinum breakout smash “Cool Kids,” which notched a quarter-of-a-billion Spotify streams, and the platinum-certified “Bright.” They took over radio airwaves and performed across television everywhere from Ellen to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice. Meanwhile, tastemaker praise came courtesy of Elle, Rolling Stone, Nylon, and more. Simultaneously, Sydney stood out as a positive cultural force, whether acting as a brand ambassador for Coach, designing a line for Hollister, or dueting on stage with Taylor Swift.
“Music is one of the few things that can unite people,” concludes Noah. “We hope that’s something we can be a part of.”
“We’ve really gotten to understand the depth of that mission statement,” Sydney leaves off. “We were so blessed for ‘Cool Kids’ to blow up and see the world. We got to realize the depth of spreading love, how important it actually is, and the lack of love in the world. Our message has stayed the same, but we understand it more. We go deeper. Life is hard, but you can find the joy no matter what. That’s what we’re here to show people.”
In the end, Inside A Dream has the power to motivate millions to follow their own dreams as ECHOSMITH did.
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