Float Away with Sidibe on "I'm Only Dreaming"
Sidibe’s new funky single “I’m Only Dreaming” captures the floating-above-the-stars feeling that only a crush or new love interest can give you. With a soft ethereal voice that echoes the femininity of musical goddesses Sade and Janet Jackson and a groove of early 80s funk, Sidibe exudes confidence, telling her potential lover “you’ve never met someone like me. Forget about the other girls, they’re never going to rock your world” however, the person at the center of her affection still makes her feel all googly-eyed with Sidibe cooing “every time I see your face, I get lost in time and space.”
“I’m Only Dreaming” sounds remarkably close to the 1983 hit “Juicy Fruit” by Mtume which has become a hip-hop/R&B staple, sampled most famously by the Notorious B.I.G. for his debut single “Juicy.” It isn’t obvious if “Juicy Fruit” was sampled or if the early 80s funk-groove of “I’m Only Dreaming” just lends itself to the familiar sound, but what is apparent is how light-hearted and danceable the track is. Sidibe’s been one of our favorites for a while, and with this new single its clear it’s going to stay that way! Listen to her new single “I’m Only Dreaming” below and check out her Soundcloud and bandcamp!