Ali Coyle’s ‘Dreamkiller’ Single and Video
American-Irish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Ali Coyle, intertwines dream-folk and indie rock genres with lush vocal harmonies and rhythm focused instrumentation. Her debut studio EP, Songs For My Therapist was released in 2021 to critical acclaim garnering praise from publications including The Los Angeles Times, Atwood Magazine, and Guitar Girl Magazine. Highlights from Coyle’s freshman release include performing at the Los Angeles legendary venue The Troubadour, headlining a West Coast Tour in, as well as garnering over 500,000 streams. In 2023, Coyle performed for Apple TV+ at the advanced screening of Flora and Son, an Irish film directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again, Sing Street), and is in the process of writing and producing her next record.
With a voice that can be described as both haunting and angelic, Coyle tells her own stories as first generation American, and an openly queer artist, who fought to celebrate her identity growing up in Orange County, California. Gravitating towards music at an early age, she learned classical violin and then ultimately the electric guitar, where she began to define her style as a songwriter. Ali Coyle spent a number of formative years living in artist warehouses in Los Angeles before finding home in the artist community of Santa Ana, California.
Since the release of Songs For My Therapist, the songwriter connected with musical friends new and old to bring her live performance to new levels of satisfying catharsis. Each song embraces a unique departure from the studio record while preserving her delicate sentiment. After two years of collaboration, Coyle and her band have now taken the entirety of the production process in house for future releases.
Her latest single “Dreamkiller” is a playfully dark yet empowering sonic journey. The dreamy indie pop single is a tongue-in-cheek love letter to your fears. Ali Coyle’s lyrics are deeply sentimental, with moments of subtle sarcasm sparkling just below the surface. With sticky guitar hooks that evoke the spirit of late 90’s and early 2000’s indie rock, and group harmonies reminiscent of 1950’s soul, “Dreamkiller,” marries a myriad of genres while staying grounded in today, by way of more modern synth sounds and production.
The song is accompanied by a cinematic music video, directed by Sarah Vargas and Michael Klein, with editing by Justin Green. The Dreamkiller video shares a narrative journey of realization, empowerment, and friendship, presented with a dark and comedic undertone.
Hailed by Atwood Magazine for creating “poetic and moody music that speaks to your soul,” Ali Coyle succeeds in crafting songs that inspire us all to ask the tough questions to reach deeper meaning.