Erik Grönwall releases video for his cover of Van Halen’s track “Dreams”
Current New Horizon and former H.E.A.T frontman Erik Grönwall has released a video for his cover of Van Halen‘s classic track “Dreams” which first appeared on the album 5150 (1986). The video and keyboards were handled by Grönwall‘s former H.E.A.T and current New Horizon bandmate Jona Tee. The guitar solo was played by Jiri Paavonaho of Temple Balls.
Wikipedia states the following in part about the song “Dreams”: “”Dreams” was written during the Sammy Hagar era of the band. It was performed during most tours featuring Hagar, including the most recent Hagar reunion tour. Even the Gary Cherone-headed tour supporting Van Halen III featured the song in their set-list. The song was also used to close the 2004 Democratic National Convention, played after the acceptance speech of John Kerry. It was also used as the campaign’s theme song at rallies across the country in 2004. During an interview with Hagar for Rolling Stone featuring questions from fans, Hagar said that “Dreams”, along with “Right Now” were his favorite Van Halen songs, with “Dreams” being his most favorite if you pushed him. The song has also been redone by Hagar by his solo band, becoming a slower, more contemplative song, performed acoustically instead of the original album’s faster paced rock arrangement.”
Erik Grönwall‘s “Dreams” video: