Neon Dreams - Turn Back Now (Dreaming Out Loud Entertainment/Warner Music Canada): The Halifax pop/EDM duo had an eventful 2019. After a series of popular EPs, Frank Kadillac and Adrian Morris released a debut full-length, Sweet Dreams till Sunbeams, toured with Tyler Shaw and Loud Luxury and scored at radio with High School Dropout and About You.
Neon Dreams kick off a new decade with this new single and video, one that just premiered in the US via Billboard.
The track is deeply personal for singer/lyricist Kadillac, who explains in a label press release that it was inspired by his mother's recent battle with cancer.
“I was amazed at how positive she remained throughout the entire process. It made me realize the power of positive thinking. I wanted to create a song that would help inspire others facing struggle,” he says.
“I started watching movies, reading books and listening to music from my childhood that inspired me and made me who I am. I realized they are all heroic. This phrase came up a lot: ‘we came way too far to turn back now.’ I wrote the song based on that concept."
"Life can be challenging. This song is important because we all need a reminder every day that it’s ok to feel sad. As long as you don’t give up you’ll make it through. Some people don’t have anyone to tell them that. I want Neon Dreams to be that band telling you it’s going to be alright.”
His warm and melodic voice is an ideal vehicle to deliver a positive message, and the tune exudes a subtly sunny Caribbean vibe to help us face down a dreary winter.
Earlier Neon Dreams tracks have accumulated over 20 million streams, and the group earned a gold record with the infectious 2016 hit Marching Bands, so there's clearly populist appeal in its eclectic sound.
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Publicity: Dave Stelling, Warner Music Canada