Daryl Hall and John Oates are names that most of our parents
haven't heard in a long while, and more to the point, most of this
generation's young teenie-bobbers haven't heard at all. The dusty
duo have been on the Philly soul scene since the release of their
first hit single back in 1974.
However, its been a rocky ride since the '80s - Hall and Oates have
continuously been releasing albums, but not selling as many as they would
desire. By the looks of things, this new single is a sharp surprise
attack on an unsuspecting ageing audience.
The overall sound of I Can Dream About You sticks to the pair's traditional
soul sound with an array of strong hooks accompanied by the duo. It's a decent comeback song for the 70's veteran's, but
whether or not the two song writers will regain commercial recognition
this decade will be another matter entirely.