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Neon Dreams is a band that defies genre pigeonholing, as they draw freely upon pop, rock, EDM, hiphop and reggae elements, integrating and blending them in seamless and thrilling fashion. They have rapidly emerged as one of the brightest new stars on the Canadian music horizon but their success story has long and deep roots. Frank Kadillac, Adrian Morris, and Matt Gats have been playing together the last nine years resulting in a tight-knit band with a strong personal and musical foundation.
They first made an impact on Canadian radio in 2016 with their breakout single “Marching Bands,” featuring Kardinal Offishall. Certified gold, the smash hit brought Neon Dreams victory in the Best New Group or Solo Artist (Dance/Urban/Rhythmic) category at the 2017 Canadian Radio Music Awards in Toronto. They charted Top 40 twice more in 2017 with their follow up single “Find A Way” and “Confessions”.
Following on from the recent release of the critically-acclaimed Wolf, Princess & Me and Acoustic Sessions EPs, Neon Dreams unveiled a new single that confirms the gold-selling Halifax trio just keeps on getting better and better. “Shape Of My Mind” was released on the bands label imprint Dreaming Out Loud Records and distributed through Warner Canada.
Frank explains that the thought-provoking concept of the song “is based on human nature. It explores our inherent need to seek out new experiences in a fast changing world. We tend to gravitate toward vices that are bad for us. We constantly like to test our personal boundaries. How do we know something is truly bad unless we try it? These temptations shape our mind.”
Musically, the track is a shape-shifting pop gem. A sparse and rhythmic beat, keyboard washes and subtle guitar fills provide a platform for Frank’s soulful and melodic vocals. The resulting fresh sound has a slight echo of early Police while retaining a contemporary feel.
It represents a new side to Neon Dreams, a band never afraid to stretch out and evolve. Corey LeRue perceptively observes that “During the creation process I could tell this song was special. It blends all the different musical influences that have helped mold the band. Everybody in the room was buzzing with a energy we’ve never felt before. This is the song Neon Dreams fans have been waiting for.”
Winning new fans with every high-energy show they stage, their performance prowess has earned them coveted spots on the summer festival circuit and opening for acts such as The Chainsmokers, Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado, Kid Ink and more.