Following the release of the sombre “Mess”, 21-year-old Julian Lamadrid releases his latest ode to an angst-ridden youth, “Neon”, accompanied by the trippy, self-directed visuals of a drink and drug-fueled night.
Inspired by the film Good Time and genres like ‘80s synth, bedroom pop and hip-hop, the video takes place between Julian’s own New York apartment and an abandoned warehouse. Setting the scene of a long, wild night, “Neon” will be included on the singer-songwriter’s upcoming record Mala Noche, meaning ‘bad night’ in Spanish – evidently a recurring theme.
“This is an anthem for the ADHD generation”, the Dubai-born artist explains. “A song that dares to dive into multiple different sonic landscapes and still maintain a thematic and melodic through-line. My own private Bohemian Rhapsody. The video attempts to mirror this and augment the sporadic nature of the tune. It’s a drug-fueled youthful odyssey. I’m coming up”.
Watch “Neon” below..