When last we heard from Alyson Greenfield, she was using her glockenspiel to record one of the best covers EPs of 2011. Now she’s finally back with a new cover, and while there’s no glockenspiel, there is a plethora of other unlikely instruments: omnichord, casiotone, and chord organ. She’s also left behind the hip-hop sources on that first EP, instead taking on the Cranberries deep cut “Dreaming My Dreams” (not to be confused with the ‘berries similarly-titled megahit “Dreams”). The swirling textures of her oddball keyboard arsenal bring an appropriately dreamy backing to the lilting melody.
“The Cranberries hold a special place in my 90’s heart, and ‘Dreaming My Dreams’ is a tune that has floated in and out of my consciousness throughout the years,” she says. “On the track I’m playing an omnichord, casiotone, and chord organ – these magical little instruments that have the power to transport, like dreams.”
Stream and download Alyson Greenfield’s “Dreaming My Dreams” exclusively below.
For any New Yorkers, Greenfield plays the Knitting Factory on April 27th with recent NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea. Tickets here. For everyone else, find out more from Greenfield at her website and Facebook.