Sound of Dream
2001–2003: Lineup change and disbandment
In April 2002, Melissa Schuman left the group to pursue an acting career. A lengthy search conducted by Sean Combs and the three remaining members led to Kasey Sheridan (15) joining the group in Fall 2002.
Dream spent the subsequent months recording new songs for their second album. In the summer of 2003, the group released the single “Crazy” featuring rapper Loon which coincided with a sexier image. Blake-Arnstein later noted that the sexier, more mature image pushed upon the group by Combs and their management was not a welcome change, and that she and the other members were no longer enjoying the experience. “Crazy” peaked at #39 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40. Dream’s album Reality was completed and was scheduled to be released in Fall 2003, but its release was repeatedly postponed by their label. The album did not see a wide release and was only released for digital download from the French Virgin Megastore website. Bad Boy Records later dropped Dream and they disbanded, though their dissolution was never formally announced.
2003–2012: Post-breakup activities
Ashley Poole and Melissa Schuman pursued solo singing careers, and Holly Blake-Arnstein joined the California-based band Whirl Magnet.
On May 9, 2008, Clockwork Entertainment released two compilation albums titled Daddy’s Little Girl and Dream Never Land. These albums feature demo songs recorded before their debut and include early member Alex Chester. Subsequently, Reality also became available for purchase on iTunes on May 13, 2008. A third compilation, Dream Back To You, was released in 2009.
In 2008, members Melissa Schuman, Ashley Poole, and Diana Ortiz started a new group under the name Lady Phoenix. A reality show documenting their search for new members was in the works, but was not picked up by any networks, and the group disbanded in 2012.
2015–2016: Comeback and “I Believe”
On May 11, 2015, the original members of Dream posted a video online performing a acapella version of their 2000 single “He Loves U Not“. On May 29, 2015, Dream announced they would be making a comeback and launched a new Twitter and Facebook page. On December 17, 2015, Dream released a studio recording of “O Holy Night“.
In 2016, Dream opened for 98 Degrees on the My2K Tour. They also performed at the 2016 Mixtape Festival on August 6 with New Kids On The Block headlining. On August 25, 2016, Former member Kasey Sheridan joined Dream on stage to perform “Crazy” at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
On October 5, 2016, Ashley Poole announced that Dream had once again disbanded.