Lofi/Chillhop Artist Fletcher Reed Shares ‘Dream Better’ Album
November 18, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Today, Amsterdam-based American lo-fi/chillhop artist Fletcher Reed (aka Andrew Smith) shares his latest project Dream Better via Nettwerk, bringing his tally of projects released in 2022 to a whopping six. Dream Better boasts a multitude of instruments, all meticulously crafted and layered to form an orchestra of pure bliss and immersion.
The album follows the release of three singles: ‘Fading Nights’ (HERE), ‘Clouded Room’ (HERE) and ‘Ristretto’ (HERE). The artwork for each single features animated clouds, with backdrops of varying hues. The Dream Better album cover mirrors this pattern, settling on a natural baby blue.
Reed instructs his listeners to “breathe out a sigh of relief, and take a second to appreciate the night sky that stretches out majestically and endlessly. Somewhere in the distance, you are counting sheep and gently drifting off to sleep. In our rest, it’s these moments that make the journey when we are awake, all worthwhile.”
Dream Better is available at all digital retailers here:
Dream Better Tracklist:
01. Ezi & Niza
02. Interestingly Enough
03. Clouded Room
07. Fading Nights
ABOUT FLETCHER REED:
Fletcher Reed, the nom de plume of the Amsterdam-based American music producer Andrew Smith, grew up learning various instruments and playing in different bands at an early age. A few years back, he and a friend took off for Zimbabwe, their first destination on what would become a mostly non-stop journey across several continents for two years. While the trip would influence his perception of the world and its people and cultures, another very specific inspiration revealed itself. Reed’s instrumentals are injected with a specific sense of place and geographic spirit to represent the worldly appreciation he developed while traveling. With the release date for his next project already fast approaching, Fletcher Reed is sure to be a major landmark on the instrumental music map with his consistency and attention to detail.