Neon Dreams - "Rescue" (Dreaming Out Loud/Warner): This Halifax trio has had a hectic and fruitful last couple of years. Winning the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class in 2016 was a major career boost, and their breakthrough single "Marching Bands" was recently certified gold.
The group's apparent potential led Warner's Steve Kane to recently sign a distribution deal with the band's imprint, Dreaming Out Loud. The first fruit of this union is the EP Wolf, Princess & Me, released last Friday. It is something of a concept record, but the individual tracks are strong enough to stand on their own.
The first single, "Rescue," demonstrates this. Featuring a catchy melody and cool rhythmic vibe, it is a love story with a real personal resonance for singer/lyricist Frank Kadillac. "The lyrics came to me after my soul felt the beat," he explains in a press release. "While we were touring I had half of it finished in my head already. As soon as we got home, I started working on the drum grooves. Then I heard Adrian [Morris] playing some chords and the song was complete in my head after that moment."
Boosting the song is its impressive video clip, directed and edited by Zac Facts, who has worked on videos for The Weeknd, Future, Tory Lanez, Belly, Jessie Reyez and more.
You can be sure "Rescue" will be featured in Neon Dreams sets when they open for Hedley on an upcoming major national tour next February and March. Dates can be found here.