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Victoria Bergsman, the indie darling featured on Peter Bjorn and John’s 2009 hit single “Young Folks”, has recently finished a body of work under the moniker Taken by Trees (@takenbytrees). “Dreams,” the lead single off her forthcoming LP, Other Worlds, opens to a series of muffled handclaps and indistinct vocal samples, quickly making room for Bergsman’s voice to float in on a bed of atmospheric synths. The track, and conceivably the album, exists within an elegantly juvenile space. Victoria’s first line, “I know a place that we can go and you can get back on your feet boy” is indicative of the escapist nature of Other Worlds. Even more evident is the influence that her surroundings had on her as she recorded the album in Hawaii. Watch the album trailer and be sure to grab the free download of “Dreams” below.