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Neon Dreams: Turn Back Now

A new single from the gold-selling Halifax pop duo features positive lyrics delivered by Frank Kadillac's warm voice.

Neon Dreams: Turn Back Now

By Kerry Doole

Neon Dreams - Turn Back Now (Dreaming Out Loud Entertainment/Warner Music Canada): The Halifax pop/EDM duo had an eventful 2019. After a series of popular EPs, Frank Kadillac and Adrian Morris released a debut full-length, Sweet Dreams till Sunbeams, toured with Tyler Shaw and Loud Luxury and scored at radio with High School Dropout and About You.


Neon Dreams kick off a new decade with this new single and video, one that just premiered in the US via Billboard.

The track is deeply personal for singer/lyricist Kadillac, who explains in a label press release that it was inspired by his mother's recent battle with cancer.

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“I was amazed at how positive she remained throughout the entire process. It made me realize the power of positive thinking. I wanted to create a song that would help inspire others facing struggle,” he says.

 “I started watching movies, reading books and listening to music from my childhood that inspired me and made me who I am. I realized they are all heroic. This phrase came up a lot: ‘we came way too far to turn back now.’  I wrote the song based on that concept."

"Life can be challenging. This song is important because we all need a reminder every day that it’s ok to feel sad. As long as you don’t give up you’ll make it through. Some people don’t have anyone to tell them that. I want Neon Dreams to be that band telling you it’s going to be alright.”

His warm and melodic voice is an ideal vehicle to deliver a positive message, and the tune exudes a subtly sunny Caribbean vibe to help us face down a dreary winter.

Earlier Neon Dreams tracks have accumulated over 20 million streams, and the group earned a gold record with the infectious 2016 hit Marching Bands, so there's clearly populist appeal in its eclectic sound.

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ND open for Walk Off The Earth at Cunard Centre in Halifax on June 11.

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Publicity: Dave Stelling, Warner Music Canada

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