Premiere: Motion Cntrl Get Lost “In the Dream” of Life

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Motion Cntrl’s cinematic new song “In the Dream” is a passionate embrace of life’s beauty, an alluring commitment to living each day to the fullest.

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It’s easy to go through the day consumed with the tasks at hand: Busying oneself with the little things, lost in what we so half-handedly label “the doldrums.” You can consume your life in minutiae that won’t matter week to week; it’s much harder to keep a broader, more open mind to the world at large, but what a magical way to experience every day. Motion Cntrl’s cinematic new song “In the Dream” is a passionate embrace of life’s beauty, an alluring commitment to living each day to the fullest by being both in-the-moment and in awe of the greater spectrum at the same time.

safe is the night in the cold
and i still believe
some things are not meant hold
but i still believe
Watch: “In the Dream” – Motion Cntrl


Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “In the Dream,” the lead single off Motion Cntrl’s upcoming sophomore EP Envision, due out this fall. The Los Angeles-based duo of Allyce Engelson and Luke Mertz got their start working at a creative agency together, but it is in Motion Cntrl that they have truly made dreams come true. Their artistry is electric: “In the Dream” is the followup to their 2015 self-titled debut EP, a dark and pulsing piece that bounces with intense percussion and a lush, ambient soundscape.

Still, “In the Dream” feels soft and warm – it radiates with a soulful purity, this internal desire to love and appreciate.

In the Dream - Motion Cntrl

In the Dream – Motion Cntrl

in the dreamer
i will go all the way
dreamer
in the dreamer
hold on for always
dreamer
safe are the souls in the stars
and i still believe
some things will be set apart
but i still believe
how can i give up on you
something i could never go through
how can i ever deny
what i see in the outside

“‘In the Dream’ is about finding strength simply by being in awe of this life,” explains Luke Mertz. “The video, shot by our friend Brian Ford, extends that idea by expressing the majesty of the world we’re privileged to be living in.” Vivid shots of seas and skies, roads and forests, cities and homes fill our sight as Allyce Engelson’s sweet voice melts into the surrounding instrumentation. Similar to the song’s theme, we experience her seamlessly becoming one with the music.

Ultimately, “In the Dream” reminds us of how special and lucky we are to be alive. It’s an invitation to join Motion Cntrl and bask in the dream of life: A beautiful, majestic, miraculous place full of light and dark, potential and possibility. Join the duo in this new adventure, exclusively on Atwood Magazine.

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com