Cale Hawkins says Deep Dream is song about addiction. He states: ‘We all cope with addictions in one form or another; some addictions make us wish we could escape from it all, into a deep dream, one free from pain and suffering. However, the song is an open work – it’s also about depression, heartbreak and insomnia, depending on the listener’s interpretation. It’s a cautionary tale about the dangers of receding into a deep dream, and the inevitable question of detachment: “Am I better off than dead?”’. The track fuses influences as diverse as Of Montreal and Steely Dan to take the listener of a real musical and emotional journey.