Upon first glance the video for GUPPY's "Cactus Dream" is deceivingly adorable. There's nothing not to love about a giant cactus head attending school in uniform, longing for the one thing they can't have — the closeness of a balloon. But, beneath the hazy, sweetened vocals and fuzzy guitar is a message of longing to feel good and happy once again, to just close our eyes and see everything we want in a world we created. It's a celebration of being able to dream away the worst parts of our day, and find solace in the act of daydreaming. The single ends with a bout of intricate guitar work and an increased appearance of the gritty pop we started with. "Cactus Dreams" is really something unique, from its wonderfully creative visuals to the way it enlivens garage pop with heart, this is one you need to listen to.
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