Beautiful Things is an ethereal pop-rock band out of Southern California with the essence of a singer-songwriter; described by critics and fans as having a “Dido meets Simple Minds” sound.
A mutual deep appreciation for alternative 80s rock brought the unlikely trio together, despite their diverse backgrounds. Singer and songwriter Dina D’Alessandro hails from Tucson, AZ, former Screams For Tina bass player/producer Grahame “Billy” Budd is from London, England, and keyboardist/guitarist Sean X grew up in both Los Angeles and Ensenada, Mexico. This shared admiration can be heard throughout their new EP, “Dream World Revisited."
A musical experiment of sorts, "Dream World Revisited" is comprised of re-recorded songs. The original versions were previously released almost 10 years ago on the Beautiful Things debut album “Dream World” when D’Alessandro was solo. Now, joined by Budd and X, and with the help of veteran alternative rock producer/engineer Michael Rozon (Ministry, Melvins), Beautiful Things has breathed new life in to some of their favorite songs. The re-recorded tracks feature more electronic elements and a contemporary feel.
Classic alt-pop icons like Kate Bush and Gary Numan, as well as modern artists like Tamaryn, are influences heard throughout “Dream World Revisited,” but it’s D’Alessandro’s deeply personal lyrics that set Beautiful Things apart. Listen for yourself and discover why critics have called their music “pure pop-rock heaven.”