Rodrigo Alarcon is a musician and songwriter who fell into a jazz coma. When he’s not practicing jazz standards for school, he’s transcribing and writing songs in varied genres— neo-soul, dream-pop, baroque-pop, indie-rock, post-punk, math rock. Rodrigo crafts and blends this eclectic array based on what’s inspired him in the moment, often switching from one style to the next on a song-to-song basis. As a songwriter, he aims for aesthetic unity within each release. Though if he is not writing for a band, separate releases tend to differ stylistically, while still carrying his distinctive sensibilities.
Rational Dream is a collection of dreamy indie-rock inspired songs Rodrigo wrote in 2017. Rodrigo wrote most of the songs his bedroom late at night both to process emotional baggage and to practice singing and songwriting. His friends Hazel, Spencer, and Austin tracked basslines, synths, and drums. Pop Spirit co-founder Hazel M. helped to record and produce the songs.