Neon Dreams - We Were Kings
posted 16 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
The story of a tough childhood and the redemptive power of maternal love.

Like this content? Dropp us a tip.

The goal for Neon Dreams’ music is always to connect a well-told story, a beautiful melody, and an emotional moment of authenticity. On latest track We Were Kings, frontman Frank Kadillac opens up about a past that was both trying and painful, and finds a streak of beauty in the darkness by weaving the personal connections and the moments of vulnerability into a message of strength.

Neon Dreams first turned heads in 2016 with their gold-certified single, Marching Bands. Since then, they have built a massive following, snagged Best New Group at the 2017 Canadian Radio Music Awards, and performed at the Juno Awards. They even landed a spot on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s summer Spotify playlist. As Neon Dreams explores mood-driven productions with their latest release, the nostalgic references combine to create a coping strategy for anyone who struggles against the world. Beauty is everywhere it has to be, and whenever we can mine the past for for uplifting memories as we let the rest go, everybody wins. We Were Kings, the latest from Neon Dreams, is the story of a tough childhood and the redemptive power of maternal love.

We were kings
Before we had a crown
We had dreams
But then, look at us now

From the artist:

I want to be honest about who I am. I was raised by a single mother who had me when she was only 17. We Were Kings is a thank you to those that helped me get through my difficult teenage years.

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

About the Author


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