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Jack Brooks
Jack Brooks

Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home A Heartache

Balancing the familiar and the unfamiliar, the artworks sit in the uneasy in-between space that connects the real and synthetic, pleasure and disgust, desire and loneliness, humor and sadness. Driven by the human desire to inhabit a home, In Every Dream Home a Heartache takes its title from a song by the glam rock band Roxy Music and addresses the emptiness and longing that can arise from our conflicting relationship with everyday objects.

Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home a Heartache

Here, we catch up with Walker to discuss the reasons behind her specifically female characters, as well as her varying influences, and her own idea of a "dream home" in line with AnOther's home themed spring/summer issue.

The song tells the story of someone who is unsatisfied with the emptiness of their luxurious life. They invest in expensive things to fill the space, such as a mail-order companion, an inflatable doll. Despite its appearance of comfort and luxury, this life fails to bring them any real pleasure. The idea that wealth and material things cannot provide true happiness is reflected in the opening line, "In every dream home a heartache". The singer also expresses their disillusionment with the idea of a heavenly afterlife, asking "Is there a heaven? I'd like to think so". By the end of the song, the narrator has come to accept their heartache and loneliness, resigned to the fact that it is a part of life. 041b061a72




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