My goal in Neon Dreams is to merge the past with the present. To engage my classical fans as much as my EDM groupies.
Something about the violin offers those traditional folk-rock vibes that make you want to head down to a live show at some Irish pub. To combine this with the already uplifting aura of a well-crafted, synth-driven EDM ambiance makes for something even more immersive and a total pleasure to listen to.
Cross My Heart sounds beautiful, passionate & musically supreme. It’s memorable in a subtle fashion, not intrusive or irritating to have running through your mind – on the contrary, it feels soothing to consider the loyalty & love at the heart of the song; even with its turmoil & regret – that realness is everything.
The unpredictability starts to line up with your own emotional reactions to it. Rather than just listening, you’re involved – your emotions tumble down the very same rabbit hole as the music.
The raw energy and vibrancy of real rock and roll is well and truly due a comeback right about now; The Former Knights are undoubtedly working on that for all of us.
The reason this track works so well is that it seems to present an approach to expression & creativity that’s completely uninhibited – carefree & ready to put forth whatever level of artistry the moment requires.
Combining a vast horn section, a meandering bass-line, and a number of elements that form a notably creative electronic soundscape – the single Move, from Glorious, is one that makes certain to leave its mark the very first time you hear it.
Even with so much that changes, the song holds tight to its central sentiments & this enchantment & magic that is the core of the experience.
Nothing ever goes quite the way you expect it to, and yet that quickly becomes one of their most enjoyable characteristics. Expect big things from these guys, both recording-wise & in the way of live shows.
Steve Wheeler has poured endless passion, time & skill into this music. The detail & the overall rush the album gives you is breathtaking. A timeless collection & clearly the work of a creative at the top of his game.
How Do You Know Until You Know is a superb line, the melodic switch & the change to a major key – the sudden brightness, the freely meandering piano – everything about this moment shines beautifully.
Slim’s performance is easy to like – confident, characterful, partly poetic & partly hardcore. The production is crisp & colourful in a totally new way.