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Rzeczywisto​ś​ć (Reality)

by Kasia Malenda, Dreadsquad



Kasia Malenda & Dreadsquad – Rzeczywistość (“Reality”) SP

Dreadsquad’s single sheds new light on the phenomenon commonly known in the reggae world as “versioning’ – different versions of songs and creative recycling of rhythms tracks (riddims). "Reality" is a track originally created by Kasia Malenda with the Krakow-based producer SmokeDaCrackOFF, released on their joint EP and then on "Dub out of Poland Vol. 3", a crucial compilation released in 2009. A few years ago, it was also recorded during one of the rehearsals of the Dreadsquad Live project. Since then, this version has been played at Dreadsquad events as a dubplate. Currently, there is no heavy, slow roots reggae being produced in Poland. I came to such a conclusion when this track piece was so well received during my set at this year's festival in Wolimierz. That is why I decided to finally finish it and put it out as an official release – comments Dreadsquad and adds – I hope that despite the Polish lyrics it will also appeal to my fans around the world, and perhaps this unusual language may attract their attention.

What is “Reality” about? Singer Kasia Malenda recalls: I wrote this at a very difficult moment in my life and I think most of us have had similar experiences in our lives. Two very young people fall in love with each other, but reality creeps into their love over time – routine, adult problems, sacrifices, and compromises. They distance themselves from each other and suddenly it turns out that love alone is not enough for them to be happy together. Persistent clinging to the past shuts them from life lessons and the solace that time brings.

Mastered at Studio AS One in Warsaw, known for their work for the ones as Zion Train or Warsaw Village Band, Dreadsquad’s release also includes an instrumental version.

Interestingly, the author of the artwork is ... artificial intelligence. The illustration is an AI-generated image, created by the Dall*e software within 10 seconds after I typed the phrase "a dark painting of a woman chasing a large shadow" – Dreadsquad reveals.

Track list

01. Kasia Malenda & Dreadsquad – Rzeczywistość
02. Dreadsquad – Rzeczywistość (Instrumental)

Music by: Marek Bogdański
Lyrics / Vocals: Kasia Malenda
Bass: Robert Horwath
Drums: Adam "Bzyku" Brzęczek
Keys: Przemysław Sokalczuk
Guitars: Przemysław Typiak, Rafał Trafalski
Percussion: Marek Bogdański
Mix / production: Marek Bogdański
Mastering: Studio As One


released September 18, 2022


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