Weird’ is the second single from Friendmaker’s forthcoming debut album. Musically ‘Weird’ offers a deliberately repetitive ear worm that subtly changes on each refrain reflecting the abstractions of dreamlike repetition. Audio samples of Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s dream theory bookend three minutes of rhythmic indie rock with hooky melodies and pounding choruses.
Lyrically the song searches for meaning in a recurring dream, examining the semi-consciousness experienced between waking and sleeping, specifically the changeover between abstraction and lucidity and asks why the events of a dream often stay with us beyond slumber, dictating our conscious mood as if rooted in reality? Do we pay enough attention to the foreshadowing presented in our recurring dreams? And can we afford to ignore a subconscious that consistently throws up a repeated story line?