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Trapped in a Dream: RudyWade’s 1st Major Breakthrough

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Check out the cool backstory behind RudyWade’s hit track, “Trapped in a Dream”. Rudy crafted this gem right from the comfort of his home studio at the time in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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The magic all began when Canadian producer DutchRevz sent Rudy the instrumental via iMessage. Instantly hooked, Rudy delved into crafting melodies and lyrics. The beat, titled “Wake Up,” inspired Rudy to explore the theme of being Trapped in a Dream. After an hour in the studio, he had a draft but decided to let it simmer for a week. Feeling the potential, he re-recorded the vocals, ensuring the perfect performance.

The second draft marked the birth of a potential hit, and Rudy knew this project was going to be something special. He couldn’t contain his excitement and shared the track with friends, emphasizing how unique this track felt compared to his previous works. Post-recording, he enlisted mixing engineer Jon Linger to put the final touches on the track, Rudy put his finishing touches on the mix and the effects for the final revision.

Released on March 24th, 2023, the song didn’t just drop; it exploded onto the scene. Rudy took to TikTok, creating a buzz that escalated when he appealed to the “Roblox” community. After persistent efforts, “Roblox” acknowledged the track, expressing their love in a comment. This interaction propelled the song even further, culminating in a virtual Roblox concert that drew thousands of players.

Fast forward to winter 2023, and “Trapped in a Dream” boasts a staggering 7.5 million streams and counting across digital streaming platforms. At just 1 minute and 51 seconds, the song’s brevity doesn’t compromise its addictiveness. For fans of alternative pop music, this track is a must-add to your playlist, promising an unforgettable musical experience.

The “Trapped in a Dream” music video was filmed by Dark Sight, a videographer known for his creativity in music videos and impressive edits. For this project, Rudy and Dark Sight went for a dark, post-apocalyptic feel akin to The Matrix, emphasizing the theme of being trapped in a fake world. RudyWade is becoming known for his thematic videos in varying styles and genres. If you liked this one, make sure you check out the next music video for the song “Love is a Lie”!

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Song Credits:
Written and performed by RudyWade
Produced by DutchRevz
Mixed and Mastered by MASTR Productions (Jon Linger)

Trapped in a Dream Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
I’m lost in a world of my own
Everything feels so unknown
I tried to wake up from this dream
But nothing is quite what it seems
I’m running but I’m not getting far
I’m driving, but I can’t find the car
I’m flying, but I can’t reach the sky
I’m swimming, but I can’t stay alive

[Chorus]
Trapped in a dream
Can’t break free
It’s like reality is mocking me
I’m screaming and shouting
But there’s no sound
I’m lost, I’m stuck
I can’t be found

[Verse 2]
The clock is ticking, time’s running out
I need to wake up, I need to shout
I need to find my way back to life
Breaking through the chains cut like a knife
Wake me up
Set me free
From this dream, this misery
I need to feel alive again (Yeah)

[Chorus]
Trapped in a dream
Can’t break free
It’s like reality is mocking me (No, I can’t get it out my head)
I’m screaming and shouting
But there’s no sound (No, I can’t, no, I can’t get it out my head)
I’m lost, I’m stuck
I can’t be found

[Outro]
No, I can’t get it out my head
No I can’t, no, I can’t get it out my head, oh