‘Dreamland Bay’ talks about being in a place, physically and mentally, so beautiful like a dream that the thought of waking up from it truly hurts. Hara’s trip was absolutely perfect, but all good things must come to an end. The reality that she was going back to after her trip made it so hard for her to leave.
Hara sings of a relationship that was already over. She explains how it felt right when they’re in Dreamland Bay, as if they were back in love. It’s more difficult to let go of this “perfect life,” aware that a sad existence awaits.
In the end, no matter how much you try running away from fate, you can only find peace when you learn to truly accept it.
As someone who has experienced her fair share of heartbreaks, Hara’s debut single definitely speaks volumes and provides us with a song to which we can all relate to. For instance, this line — “if you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling? I also confess that I’m this monster because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too.”
Andrea Stevenson, also known as Hara, is a singer-songwriter from Malaysia with a dreamy sound that embraces vulnerability. Hara started singing at four years old and was already writing songs at age 13. In 2017, she almost lost her voice from a throat infection and almost gave up on her dreams. A trip to Bali in 2019 changed her life and was the inspiration for her first single, ‘Dreamland Bay’.