Dear Reader – “I Know You Can Hear It” Video

South African singer-songwriter Cherilyn MacNeil makes beautiful, expansive indie pop under the name Dear Reader. Today she’s announced the John Vanderslice-produced Day Fever, the followup to 2013’s underrated We Followed Every Sound. In tandem with the announcement comes the lead single, “I Know You Can Hear It,” along with a set of visuals. The song is a shimmering, dreamy excursion, winding in and out of crunchy guitar lines and glimmering synths as MacNeil’s voice floats effortlessly above. As for the Annikki Heinemann-directed video, it’s a mystifying story of four magical entities that bring a man that has washed ashore back to life, transforming him to an otherworldly being himself. Check it out below via The Line Of Best Fit.


01 “Oh, The Sky!”
02 “Tie Me To The Ground”
03 “So Pretty So Pathetic “
04 “Mean Well”
05 “Wake Him”
06 “Placate Her”
07 “If Only”
08 “I Know You Can Hear It (video)”
09 “Nothing Melodious “
10 “Then, Not Now”
11 “The Run”

Day Fever is out 2/24 via City Slang. Pre-order it here.