Neon Dreams

FRESH: ‘Don’t Go Hating Me Now’ – Neon Dreams

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.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!