If you’re like me, you may have fallen off American Idol the last few years. So, color me surprised when I stumbled upon Casey Bishop’s “Bad Dream.” As a debut single, it’s a dramatic and mesmerizing, almost psychedelic, offering. A rhythmic core practically cracks open and oozes a classic volcanic goo. “I don’t wanna figure out why you have been takin’ pictures of my house, no / I don’t wanna figure out why you’re in the hallway, comin’ towards me now,” she details. Bishop, cut before the Top 3 last year, is one of the finest to go through the Idol machine. Cut to me: falling down a rabbit hole of her show performances.
Listen to “Bad Dream” below.