Neon Dreams say “Don’t Go Hating Me Now”
Halifax alt-pop duo Neon Dreams have released their new single “Don’t Go Hating Me Now”. The track will be featured on the band’s forthcoming full-length album, due out this November. The band will follow up the album release with an Atlantic Canadian tour starting 11/13, which makes them the only band in North America to tour for the remainder of 2020, much in thanks to the Atlantic Bubble.
Neon Dreams have already seen a busy 2020, with the release of their singles “Turn Back Now” (championed by Billboard), “Walk Away” and “Sick of Feeling Useless”, which is currently sitting at No.82 on the US alternative radio chart, and top 10 on the US college radio chart.
“I was on my third article of the day reading about an extremely talented person passing away due to an addiction” explains vocalist Frank Kadillac. “It made me feel horrible that these things keep happening because I’ve witnessed so many people growing up go down that road. It’s in all us to help a friend in need, but what happens when you try, they resent you and you become the bad guy? It’s the hardest moment ever especially if you love them”.
Neon Dreams is the vessel for Frank Kadillac’s message of hope and positivity. He and drummer Adrian Morris have been making music together under that moniker since 2015, but it wasn’t until last year that Kadillac realised his true purpose. After pushing himself too far and experiencing insomnia for the first time in his life, the singer wanted to get help—but not from a doctor. He had dabbled in meditation in the past and decided to attend the Sedona Meditation Centre Mother Earth Retreat. There, he detoxed from life and recalled horrifying memories he had previously blocked out.
After writing from a place of sadness for so long, Kadillac felt moved to invoke positivity with his music. Though the band had already garnered a gold single in “Marching Bands” accumulated tens of millions of streams, and won numerous Canadian awards—including acoveted JUNO—the singer-songwriter wanted to reinvent their sound. He promptly deleted a full album’s worth of songs and started Neon Dreams a new.
In 2019, the duo released “Sweet Dream Till Sunbeams” — an album comprising nine uplifting songs about not fitting in and overcoming adversity — and have continued to drop new material this year, covering subjects from Kadillac’s painful youth to his mother beating cancer. Thoughthey consider themselves to be “alt-pop”, Neon Dreams’ music can’t be pigeon holed. Kadillac likes to describe their sound as “if Adam Levigne and Gym Class Heroes made a band that was influenced by early 2000s, late ‘90s inspirational coming of age movie soundtracks”! Fans can expect more new music from Neon Dreams in ahead of the upcoming album.