Indie Pop from Canada. - Neon Dreams: Life Without Fantasies
posted 09 Sep 2019 by Krister Axel
That sense of adventure that comes from being open to a life without expectation.

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We wrote earlier this year about Neon Dreams' previous track We Were Kings. They are back with a mid-tempo indie pop number about being honest with ourselves, set against the backdrop of personal redemption that is the story of Frank Kadillac.

From the posh hotels of Beverly Hills, to the grade-school classroom, and into the creative mind of a social misfit: these are the fantasies of a very uncool, unpopular kid, that were sparked from years of being picked on and desperately wanting to fit in. After a few years of success, a Gold record, and an ever-growing fan base to be proud of, something was still missing. Neon Dreams needed to make a change, so Kadillac headed to a healing retreat in Sedona, Arizona, where he was encouraged to open up about his troubled childhood.

The duo’s debut album 'Sweet Dreams till Sunbeams' finds Kadillac and drummer Adrian Morris tweaking their signature sound to accommodate a newfound musical perspective - showcasing a slick, energetic pop while also allowing Frank's lyrics to take center stage across the LP’s eight songs. Life Without Fantasies, the latest from Canadian duo Neon Dreams is the personal reclamation of a youthful sense of wonder: that sense of adventure that comes from being open to a life without expectation.

Neon Dreams is a pop duo from Halifax, Canada. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist