Halifax duo Neon Dreams have recently unveiled their third track titled “We Were Kings”. It is a heartfelt dedication and a massive ‘thank you’ to those people who have helped the lead singer Frank Kadillac get through his difficult teenage years.
Frank says, “I want to be honest about who I am,” Frank says. “I was raised by a single mother who had me when she was only 17. We moved around a lot. I was sleeping in closets, couches and wherever we could stay until we got evicted, which made me the new kid in 10 different schools.” Further, he adds, “I wanted to make a song that shows these people they’re always in my heart. Nothing has ever changed about my feelings towards them.
When Frank was 13 years old, he moved out with his family to Spryfield, Nova Scotia. It was devastating for Frank who was an outsider in a school that had a problem with racism. He was tormented daily. “I thought I was cursed and had no purpose until I met my band-mates. We created our own family and followed our dreams. Eventually, things got better. This song is dedicated purely for them.”
Frank credits a week-long meditation retreat in Sedona, Arizona, for an increase of self-awareness:
“I wanted to make a song that shows them I always have them in my heart. No matter how hard I work and lose track of time, nothing has ever changed about my feelings towards them.”
The song is accompanied by a video which was directed by Frank and his close friend Alex Gayoso. “We were driving through Utah and found this piece of land that was incredible. It had all the landscapes in one place. As a Coldplay fan, I had this idea for doing a one-take video like ‘Yellow’ but make it our own.”
“We Were Kings” has been released on June 21 everywhere, ahead of the band’s album, “Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams,” which is set to release on July 25.
Watch the video below on YouTube.
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