Multi-Platinum Alternative Band’s Presence and Sound Soars with Follow-Up Single “New Best Friend”
Fresh off the heels of an impressive return, multi-platinum Utah based alternative quartet Neon Trees announce their fourth full-length album “I Can Feel You Forgetting Me”, out June 26 via Thrill Forever (Pre-order/Pre-save HERE).
In addition, the band (Tyler Glenn – Vocals, Elaine Bradley – Drums, Branden Campbell – Bass, Chris Allen – Guitar) announce a signature up-tempo, anthemic new single “New Best Friend” to follow-up to their recent Alternative radio hit, ‘Used To Like.’
“New Best Friend” is about embracing the crazy that lives within all of us,” shared Neon Trees’ lead, Tyler Glenn. “The nostalgic highs, the unflattering lows, and the beautiful messiness of being human. I’ve realized that there are memories with people that have come and gone in my life, and while I reminisce on those moments, ultimately at the end of the day I’m still left with myself.” A reflective Glenn notes, “All my successes and failures, my ‘house of cards,’ could crumble and fall apart, like most things eventually do, but the constant is the experience you have with yourself. I choose to accept myself, and everything that comes with it. That to me is the essence of this song.”
The arrival of the new single brings with it the announcement of the band’s highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Pop Psychology.” Neon Trees unveils their fourth studio album titled, ‘I Can Feel You Forgetting Me’ will make its debut Friday, June 26. The album will continue to explore a myriad of introspective themes the first two singles set the stage towards – across isolation, personal relationships, self-discovery and fulfillment set to the band’s signature sound cast in synth soul and rooted in robust guitars with unforgettable danceable beats.
The experience of writing this album was cathartic for Glenn as he acknowledges an array of current-day experiences the album addresses, positing, “Ghosting culture is very much a modern part of how we interact as humans. I have this phone in my hand with 7 or 8 different ways to reach a person, and yet in as many seconds as it takes to block a person, or unfriend them, I can’t reach them anymore.” As the title of the album indicates an increasingly waning connection, Glenn accepts, “I literally could feel him forgetting me.”
The album is a self-reflective mirror of sorts, made even more bold and blinding by Glenn’s broadening and affirming vocals. “It sounds like one full night of reflection, alone at the bar, walking past the places you’d go with them,” he says of the LP. “Texting them when you shouldn’t, and ultimately embracing the idea that no one else can complete you, you must find completeness and joy in yourself.” Today, Glenn is embracing the ugly side of being addicted to someone, admitting, “It’s messy and unflattering,” yet “beautiful and cinematic.” But more importantly, and indicative of the album’s thru-line, is, “it’s ultimately unfair to expect anyone to complete you.”
About Neon Trees
Neon Trees—Tyler Glenn [lead vocals, piano, keys], Chris Allen [lead guitar], Elaine Bradley [drums] and Branden Campbell [bass]—began a rapid ascent to the forefront of popular culture fueled by 2010’s album Habits. Its lead single “Animal” scored a double-platinum certification from the RIAA and took home “Top Alternative Song” at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2012, Picture Show spawned the quadruple-platinum “Everybody Talks,” which soared to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. 2014 saw Pop Psychology bow at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and #6 on the Top 200 in addition to producing the gold hit, “Sleeping With A Friend.” Along the way, the quartet garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and performed at countless sold-out headline gigs as well as appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Conan, TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, America’s Got Talent, and LIVE! With Kelly. After a successful 2015 headliner, Neon Trees took a well-deserved break. As Chris, Branden, and Elaine took time out with their respective families, Tyler released a solo offering entitled “Excommunication” and made his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots during 2018. Around the same time, a rush of inspiration overtook the frontman. Now, the four friends signed to a new deal and readying their long-awaited fourth album for a 2020 release, taking full advantage of this new era together.