Much of what happens to us in adolescence unintentionally colours the rest of our lives, whether we like it or not. And one act exploring that often all-consuming urge to fit in and be accepted is Canadian alt-pop duo Neon Dreams with their simmering new track “House Party”.
Kinetic guitar riffs crackle the track into life, before sombre and contemplative vocals dance upon the crescendoing melody. But it’s when the spine-tingling percussion hammers into life that the true angst and vulnerability of the track is felt.
Comprised of lead singer Frank Kadillac and drummer Adrian Morris, for Neon Dreams the global pandemic served as the catalyst for their highly-anticipated sophomore album The Happiness of Tomorrow, which saw the title track conceived during quarantine, as well as sure-to-be-hit “House Party”.
“Experiencing party culture for the first time, I wouldn’t really say anything and would just sit with my thoughts,” examines Kadillac. “But at house parties I’d meet these weird people like me, and we’d have these great conversations. I remember having this conversation with a girl about life, and we started joking about hangovers and how much we hate them. She said, ‘hangovers are just borrowing from the happiness of tomorrow, and that’s why the next day always sucks.’ These little things in life can change your perspective, and I have a lot of those. I’ll never forget that moment. House parties are where I started thinking bigger.”
Watch the music video for “House Party” below…
The Happiness of Tomorrow is out on the 13th November.