Neon Trees are actual rockstars. If you didn’t know, now you know. Their energy, their musicality, their power, their creativity and their loud electrifying, synth, pop and percussion driven tunes all have the perfect amount of edginess, badass youthfulness, living to the fullest, raw, upbeat but laid-back and casual, easy going tunes which just make you want to be best friends with all four of these guys (and gal) and throw a party and maybe even have a jam session?!
Their last two albums were pure pop magnificence and their latest single is no different. Sometimes bands start to tumble downhill after their sophomore album but not these Utah natives. They’ve only sprinted uphill if anything. “Sleeping With A Friend” has such rad hints of 1980’s dance tracks and modern electronic sounds that blend so god damn perfectly together. Plus, Tyler Glenn’s crisp vocals and smooth as butta dance moves plus their charisma on stage makes this band the entire package.
You’re a crazy person not to give this band a listen (if you haven’t already). You will not be disappointed, I promise you that. If anything you might end up blaming me though because you will catch yourself humming their songs form the time you wake up till the time you lay back down in bed at night.
Fun fact: I once literally threw myself down an escalator while they took the stairs in order to meet them at the bottom and while I had been hoping I’d say something clever when I got there, I froze (shocker) and Tyler said, “do you guys want a picture”. I nodded, we took an awkward picture and the rest is history. I also swear I made eye contact with him for a solid minute once when I saw him on my birthday a few years ago and was front row. Ahh, what memories!