With the bright idealism of a kinetic sunrise, Los Angeles duo Loud Forest forge their latest indie pop heart-wrencher, “Wake Up.” The song muses over a lover that is always just beyond reach, where dreams and reality blur, indistinguishable. Despite the elusive dreaminess, the track calls for a return to the real world as running drum lines, paired vocals, and buoyant guitar chords hint towards an optimistic outcome. Rachel and Bernard Chadwick have been long-time partners in music and life, playing together under various aliases for over a decade. “Wake Up” is Loud Forest’s second single out this year, following up their self-titled album released in May 2016.