Cold Hard Dirt /// Dream of a Man in a Top Hat

The music scene has continuously been encompassed by mainstream pop music. We love ourselves an upbeat, catchy pop track, but we’ve been in search of a new sound that can truly lure us in. A sound that urges listeners to want more, a sound unlike anything we’ve heard thus far. If you’re in the same boat as us, you can wish no more, for we’ve found all of these components and more in Dream of a Man in a Top Hat’s track, “Cold Hard Dirt.”

Lee Leffler and Michael Frackleton make up the Boston-based entity know as Dream of a Man in a Top Hat. With over thirty years’ experience in music, they effortlessly blend their knowledge and passion to create a one-of-a-kind music group. The duo mixes an array of genres together, making an all-new, fresh sound. With hints of country, rock and electronic sounds, Dream of a Man in a Top Hat will have you fascinated.

Their latest track, “Cold Hard Dirt,” blends these differing musical genres, making a cool and nostalgic vibe throughout the piece. The track sounds psychedelic, as if aliens could drop down and boogie to it at any given moment! In fact, the piece even references looking to the stars for guidance amidst a period of uncertainty.

Dream of a Man in a Top Hat cries out, “What do you want me to do, what do you want me to say,” while pondering on which way to turn.

“Cold Hard Dirt” is a justly interesting track that evokes a longing feeling. The sentimental aura on the song is built through the use of the rich instruments like the drums, keyboards and guitar. With a sound so similar to classic country hits, Dream of a Man in a Top Hat creates an exuberant, electrifying spin on “Cold Hard Dirt.”

Written by McKinley Franklin









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