Ghostly mu­sic men­tors

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT’S ON - Rose Win­ter­green and Rosie Cata­lano plays The Hide­away, in Bris­bane, tomorrow night.

GHOSTS sit­ting on the end of your bed with pop­corn, gig­gling about your dreams? That’s the vi­sion be­hind the ti­tle track from Syd­ney singer/ song­writer Rosie Cata­lano’s new EP, Dreams Are Just Movies, re­leased this month. The verses in the song, which re­fer to Elvis and find­ing a dead body in a house, are based on some of Cata­lano’s ac­tual dreams. ‘‘With the cho­rus I had this idea when peo­ple were sleep­ing their dreams got pro­jected above their heads and friendly ghosts with pop­corn and ev­ery­thing would come and sit at the end of their beds and watch their dreams like they’re films,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s hard to imag­ine what the pur­pose of dreams is un­less there is some­one watch­ing.’’ Cata­lano (pic­tured) is also an au­thor, hav­ing been pub­lished in an an­thol­ogy and an il­lus­trated novel, Mitsu: The Dark Witch and the Dream Wilder­ness. She is in­ter­ested in char­ac­ter and her songs are fic­tional vignettes where any­thing can hap­pen. Cata­lano used so­cial me­dia and crowd-fund­ing plat­form Poz­i­ble to help fund Dreams Are Just Movies. ‘‘For in­de­pen­dent mu­si­cians it’s a great way of mak­ing qual­ity mu­sic and putting the fund­ing into the record­ing that you need to.’’ Cata­lano doesn’t usu­ally write love songs but she cre­ated The Hearts, a sin­gle from Dreams Are Just Movies, for one of the con­trib­u­tors to her first EP. ‘‘She wanted me to write one about her­self and her then fi­ance, they’re now mar­ried,’’ she says. ‘‘The only part of that story that I re­ally knew is that they met by chance.’’ Cata­lano is tour­ing across the east coast with elec­tro-folk singer Rose Win­ter­green.

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