The Atlanta-based collective gets creative for their latest release and music video.
In October 2017, something special was cooking down in Atlanta, Georgia. The creative forces of shadow and light collided, giving birth to the extraordinary musical sensation of Vickis Dream. Comprised of members Toxic Thomas, Brince, Crow, and Fantazma,
Vickis Dream boasts a diverse yet unique creative vision and has quickly established itself as an exciting act. Blending punk, goth, and metal influences, Vickis Dream has forged a signature “post-apocalyptic” sound that has captivated listeners, enveloping them in expansive soundscapes and transporting them to a world teetering on the edge of chaos.
The four maestros behind Vickis Dream initially bonded over their love for diverse music genres. With their driving melodies and haunting tones, the band is fiercely committed to weaving musical tapestries that define convention and encapsulate the darkness and resilience of their post-apocalyptic narrative. Drawing inspiration from punk’s rebellious spirit, goth’s ethereal aura, and metal’s raw power, they’ve hit a sweet spot, expertly balancing and navigating each influence. The result is a truly unique musical experience that will leave you wanting more.
The song and accompanying music video for “Morbid,” one of Vickis Dream’s most recent releases, push the listener even deeper into the captivating fantasy word Vickis Dream has created. The music video seems interestingly divided into two parts; as a diary labelled ‘Dreams’ opens, we are transported to a church. In black and white footage, we see a bride in a black dress and veil escorted by robed figures whose faces are obscured.
As what seems to be a sinister plot begins, we hear the lyrics “Dance with me on the moon / I sleep with death, and morbid is my love” as an eerie figure grins from behind the curtain. The second half of the video sees a change in location to fields somewhere outside, and as the figures burn a paper with the word ‘Goodbye’ on it, we see them lock hands in a circle, chanting before ultimately fading away. The rare music video perfectly complements the song, leading to a cohesive experience that fans of punk and rock will surely enjoy.
In “Morbid,” Vickis Dream has created a visual and audible experience that fans of the punk, goth, and metal aesthetic can't be missed. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and check out “Morbid,” available on all major streaming platforms, and also check out the music video on Youtube.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Vicki’s Dream! We loved “Morbid”; it was a cohesive project from start to finish, and we think you nailed the punk and goth spirit and aesthetic with this one! We must ask, where did the inspiration behind “Morbid” the song come from?
The inspiration behind “Morbid” is the beauty we find in death, the macabre, or anything that has to do with when all things end. For instance, you know that question we all get asked, "What would you do if you died tomorrow?'' Typically, anyone's answer is they would have something to do with living out their final hours in the most lavish and meaningful way possible. There is a universal fascination with the ookie spooky of the afterlife and the unknown. “Morbid” embodies the acceptance, romance, and excitement through the darkness that awaits all of us. From Vicki’s standpoint, it also reflects her morbid curiosity about death and the ghosts that haunt her from her past.
Where did you find the inspiration for the music video, and what was your favorite part of seeing the video's vision come to life?
Over the decades, we found much inspiration for the video through our story of Vicki's quest, nature, and horror movies. You can find a lot of symbolism while watching the video, but we wanted to leave it open to the viewer’s interpretation of what it all means to them. We knew we wanted to make it avant-garde and spooky, and we believed we achieved that by incorporating the Sisters of The Valley, the demonic figures in the long black cloaks who follow and guide Vicki. Honestly, it was unbelievable how it all came together.
Fantazma: "I remember seeing the rough cut for the first time at our Director's house and just being in complete disbelief that we pulled it off. I watched it four more times and recorded it on my phone. I was so excited I drove to Crow's house at 10:30 pm and about kicked down his door demanding that he see it, then we watched it four more times."
Do you have a favorite musical memory together as a band?
Goth Prom, which Vision Video and several other premier DJs hosted. We all packed up and did it big for a weekend in Athens in which we all booked a room at the Hyatt and danced the night away at The Cine to classic goth, new wave, and industrial tunes.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?
It’s a wild ride that packs a punch. Our debut album has got a little bit of everything for everybody. “Morbid” is unique among all the songs on the album and has those Depeche Mode/Blondie vibes that make you want to get up and dance. We’ve had some articles published on our album, and one such article from writer Maddie M. at Lost In The Nordics stated we sounded like Jane’s Addiction, White Zombie, Black Flag, The Cramps, Bauhaus, and more! Fans have also described our sound in the likes of The B-52s having intercourse with The Misfits and AFI copulating with The Go-Go's while dressed as Alice Cooper. Buzzslayer’s blog states, “Vickis Dream is an undertaking that demands your attention with driven riffs and hard-hitting vocals. Vickis Dream talks about our protagonist’s dreams and life experiences and challenges you to think. With driven and moody music in the background, what more could you want?”
What’s next for Vicki’s Dream? Do you have anything you’d like to say to your fans?
We are currently working on songs for the new album, and we’d love to tour at some point this year. We will also be expanding our line of merchandise with cool spooky things people can use in their day-to-day lives. There may even be room for a burlesque calendar down the line. We’ll see. We’d love to give a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. Your support means the world to us, and we’d love to hear from you, so feel free to message us anytime on any of our social media profiles on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. We truly love you all, and to anyone going through a hard time, you are not alone. There is a light at the tunnel's end; consider us friends in the darkness.