Ghostly music mentors
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.