Photo: Kevin Patrick Sullivan

Field Medic is at his honest best in the macabre indie pop of “i had a dream that you died”, from his new album

Kevin Patrick Sullivan aka Field Medic has a new album called grow your hair long if you’re wanting to see something that you can change (henceforth sure to only be called grow your hair) arriving on October 14 through Run For Cover. He has also shared the lead single “i had a dream that you died”.

Pairing dark comedy with upbeat indie pop, Field Medic is eminently personable through the redemptive “i had a dream that you died”. Although the gambit of the title suggests an outward-looking rumination, that is demolished immediately as he admits that he isn’t that close to the “you” of the dream, and in fact it was all just his subconscious giving him a wake up call. From there it turns into a realisation that he needs to sort out his problems for the sake of his friends and family – and for himself, of course. He darts from admitting to suicidal thoughts to comparing himself to a chia pet, and there’s no whiplash; this is the colourfully honest and all-encompassing world of Field Medic.

Watch the video for “i had a dream that you died” below or listen to it on streaming platforms.

Field Medic’s new album grow your hair… is out on October 14 through Run For Cover (pre-order/save). You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.