The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the prize, including this one from a Juno-winning Halifax pop duo.
Neon Dreams - Times Square
Neon Dreams are a Canadian alt-pop duo originating from Halifax, Nova Scotia; consisting of Frank Kadillac (vocalist), and Adrian Morris (drummer). The pair have been making music together since 2015, writing and producing all of their own material. Neon Dreams draws inspiration for their music through a collection of different genres including, pop, rock, folk, EDM, hip-hop, and more; all fused together to make their own unique sound. They have really made a name for themselves in the Canadian music scene, having won two Juno Awards (2017 and 2020).
Their video for Times Square, directed by Frank Kadillac and Alex Gayoso, gives you a feeling of hope. The song itself is an ode to a lover, someone they hope to meet again. "I come from a place where seeing people in love was only in movies," said Kadillac. "I was always curious about love and everything that came with it. Being a musician, I realized most of my relationships and friendships are going to be long-distance until I stop touring. That's a true challenge in itself.".
Filmed in New York City, the visuals for the video see the band wandering around the Big Apple, soaking up the city’s bright lights and feelings of hope. NYC is typically associated with the “place where dreams come true” and what better place to fall in love than Times Square.
Directed by: Frank Kadillac & Alex Gayoso
Shot by: Alex Gayoso & @mooscanfly