Neon Dreams has released “Wolf, Princess & Me,” their new EP available today at all digital retailers and streaming services via Dreaming Out Loud/Warner Music Canada. “Wolf, Princess & Me” is a six-song concept EP exploring the arc of a turbulent romantic relationship in lyrically and musically compelling fashion. 


Call it a musical fairytale for millennials – a love triangle featuring the lead character, Neon Dreams singer Frank Kadillac, a Princess and the Wolf. Together, the six songs connect to tell a complete story of love and betrayal, tracing the emotional highs and lows of a complicated entanglement.


The first single, “Rescue,” is a shining example of this. Blessed with a memorable melody and cool rhythms, it is a love story with a real personal resonance for Frank Kadillac. “The lyrics came to me after my soul felt the beat,” he explains. “While we were touring I had half of it finished in my head already.  As soon as we got home I started working on the drum grooves. Then I heard Adrian playing some chords and the song was complete in my head after that moment.”


Bringing the song to vivid visual life is its eye-catching video clip, directed and edited by Zac Facts. Recognized as one of Canada’s most talented video makers, he brings a dark and raw style to videos he has shot for The Weeknd, Future, Tory Lanez, Belly, Jessie Reyez and more.


The other five tracks on Wolf, Princess & Me cover a wide range of emotional terrain. The opening title cut portrays a protagonist out to woo his princess away from an abusive lover, while “Power” features such sensual declarations as “your body’s a rollercoaster, got a ticket to ride.”


That gives way to the darker tone of “Deep Water” – “found out I wasn’t bulletproof … I’m slowly drowning”, and “Insane” – “I’m attracted to the tragic.” The EP closes out with “Do What You Want,” another track with a rather despairing feel (“from dusk to dawn, barely hanging on”) offset by the vigorous rhythms and Frank’s soulful delivery.


The writing of Wolf, Princess & Me exemplifies the collaborative creative approach of the three group members and their producer (and former bandmate) Corey Lerue. Frank, Adrian and Matt have worked together in different bands for a decade, resulting in a real musical and personal empathy that has been a key component in the fast-developing success story that is Neon Dreams.


The group is always receptive to the ideas of others too, and that has paid off on Wolf, Princess & Me. Trevor Guthrie co-wrote “Insane” with the band, while Nathaniel Motte of the electropop duo 3OH!3 came to Halifax to co-write “Deep Water” and “Power.”


Their input adds to the stylistic diversity of the EP. Neon Dreams has always been a band defying genre pigeonholing, as their material draws freely upon pop, rock, EDM, hiphop and reggae elements, integrating and blending them in seamless and thrilling fashion.


It is this refreshing eclecticism that caught the ear of Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane. “That blending really excites me,” he explains. “Neon Dreams are taking pieces from different parts of pop culture and swirling them together. This is a band that can write hooky commercial songs that get on the radio but there is something underlying it all too. I’m a big fan of clever pop and this is smart contemporary pop that gets people to move their ass as well.”








Kane was so impressed by the Neon Dreams sound, its track record of success, and its entrepreneurial vision that he has signed the group’s independent imprint, Dreaming Out Loud Records, to a distribution deal with Warner Music Canada.


The label is headed by producer/songwriter Corey Lerue, with Neon Dreams as its primary focus. Wolf, Princess & Me is the first release to come out of this exciting new partnership.


As a fully independent group, Neon Dreams scored a gold single (“Marching Bands ft. Kardinal Offishall”) and major music industry recognition. Winners of the 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, Neon Dreams also were awarded a Canadian Radio Music Award during Canadian Music Week in the Best New Group/Solo Artist (Dance/Urban/Rhythmic) category. Look for the link with Warner to help propel this super-talented crew to the next level.


Hedley has invited the band to open for them on their 32-date 2018 Canadian arena tour beginning in Abbotsford, BC on February 5. A full list of dates can be found below.



Wolf, Princess & Me

Available September 22, 2017



Opening for Hedley on their 2018 tour:

February 5           Abbotsford, BC                 Abbotsford Events Centre

February 6           Victoria, BC                         Save on Foods Memorial Centre

February 8           Prince George, BC            CN Centre

February 9           Grand Prairie, AB              Revolution place

February 10        Red Deer, AB                      EnMax Centrium

February 12        Calgary, AB                         Stampede Corral

February 14        Medicine Hat, AB             Canalta Centre

February 15        Moose Jaw, SK                  Mosaic Place

February 16        Brandon, MB                      Keystone Centre

February 19        Barrie, ON                           Molson Barrie Centre

February 20        Ottawa, ON                        TD Arena

February 21        Laval, QC                              Place Bell

February 23        Halifax, NS                          Scotiabank Centre

February 24        Summerside, PEI              Credit Union Place

February 26        Quebec City, QC                Videotron Centre

February 27        Kingston, ON                      Rogers K-Rock Centre

March 1                Brampton, ON                   Powerade Centre

March 2                Peterborough, ON           Memorial Centre

March 3                Mississauga, ON               Hershey Centre

March 6                Hamilton, ON                     FirstOntario Centre

March 7                St. Catharines, ON           Meridian Centre

March 9                Oshawa, ON                       Tribute Communities Centre

March 10             Kitchener, ON                    Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

March 11             Windsor, ON                      Windsor Casino

March 13             Owen Sound, ON             Bayshore Communities Centre

March 14             Sudbury, ON                      Sudbury Arena

March 16             Thunder Bay, ON              Fort Williams Gardens

March 17             Winnipeg, MB                    MTS Centre

March 19             Saskatoon, SK                    Sasktel Centre

March 20             Cold Lake, AB                     Imperial Oil Place

March 22             Edmonton, AB                   Rogers Place

March 23             Kelowna, BC                       Prospera Place

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