The first Sleep Good album, Skyclimber, was released in 2010. A bedroom operation that grew into a full band of idiosyncratic pop songs. The 2013 EP, Six Songs, hinted at a sea change of pacing and presentation.
It was at this time that primary songwriter Will Patterson spent time composing and recording for filmmaker Terrence Malick. Afterwards he took up the task of creating his next full-length album, Dream Dealer. The endeavor proved to be informed by the new skills he'd developed in the field.
Intentionally or not, the album follows a narrative build and musical arc from start to finish. The album feels foreign and surreal but also oddly familiar; exactly as one would expect from the title.