Habibi Release “In My Dreams” Feat. MGMT’s James Richardson

Habibi Release "In My Dreams" Feat. MGMT’s James Richardson

New York indie/psych band Habibi have unleashed their new single “In My Dreams”, alongside a music video.

The track features on their new LP ‘Dreamachine‘, out tomorrow, May 31 via Kill Rock Stars. Buy your copy here.

Featuring MGMT’s James Richardson on mellotron, the track finds Habibi ditching their signature guitars for lush synths and a celestial back-and-forth of phantasmagorical images. 

The band’s Lenny Lynch shares: “‘In My Dreams’ beams us up to a dazzling dreamland, a cosmic world of sleepless nights and a hopeless romantic tug-of-war. This song encapsulates the mood of the album: a relentless longing, like something that feels out of reach, but that we are deeply connected to. That emotion is steering the song, as it unfolds like an inward dive into the pulp of Dreamachine.”

She continues, “I had been listening to a lot of minimal synth early 80s music, and my dad gave me a keyboard so I started writing songs on it. We had always wanted to go in a synthier direction eventually. James Richardson is our friend in Hudson Valley, NY, and we wanted him to listen to the almost-finished album to see if he was compelled to add anything. He added some mellotron to this song that gave it some really surreal elements in the background.”  

Watch / listen below.

Habibi “In My Dreams”

Habibi 2024 Tour Dates

7 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
8 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
14 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
17 – Jacumba Hot Springs, CA @ Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel

Photographer Credit: Bailey Robb