Montreal’s Made Them Lions have been making reggae infused pop music for a few years now, so when I heard they had a new song out, with a powerful and poignant video, I was keen to check it out.
Since coming onto the music scene in 2012, Made Them Lions have had six Top 40 radio singles in French Canada. The success they found through radio early on led to them sharing the stage with the likes of Simple Plan, Sean Paul and Down with Webster, and playing to crowds of tens of thousands of music fans. Now Made Them Lions are crossing into English Canada with their latest song “Forgotten how to dream”.
This sweet and soulful pop ballad is just the kind of infectious track we need to forget our dismal winter, and turn our faces towards the warmth of the incoming summer. This captivating song showcases the band’s upbeat sound, featuring a toe tapping beat, and a melody that brings to mind driving on a sunny day with the windows down. Lead singer Michael Valletta sets a positive tone with powerful vocals and uplifting lyrics that give a deeper meaning to the song, despite the lighter tone of the music. Everyone has that person in his or her life that is a cheerleader, an inspiration and a strong supporter, and that’s exactly who this song is dedicated to. Made Them Lions did a wonderful job on this track, and you all need to hear it!
Check out the music video for “Forgotten How to Dream” below. Directed by Richard Misener of Cut Cartel (USS, Our Lady Peace), the video was shot in the Old Port of Montreal in a beautiful loft space. The video is a visual ode to the power of hope, and how easy it is to lose it and, and how much it means to get it back, as the lyrics remind us.