HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FOURTH ALBUM COMING IN 2020
LISTEN TO “USED TO LIKE” HERE
Mounting a highly anticipated return for alternative music in 2020, multi-platinum chart-topping alternative quartet Neon Trees—whose RIAA double platinum #1 singles such as “Everybody Talks” and “Animal” have helped generate over 550 million streams and counting—return with their first new single in five years, “Used To Like,” available today. The new single follows their critically acclaimed album, Pop Psychology, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.
Most importantly, the song heralds the arrival of their anxiously awaited fourth full-length out next year! It sets the stage for what promises to be their biggest and boldest chapter yet built on one of the most solid legacies in alternative music over the past decade marked by platinum certifications worldwide and unanimous acclaim.
“Used To Like” kicks this chapter off for the band with a bang. The single upholds a tradition of clever and catchy anthems for the group, and continues their sizzling signature sound cast in synth soul and rooted in robust guitars with a danceable beat. Under a disco ball glow, they once again serve up introspective, yet infectious lyrics about a relationship on a downslope.
Frontman Tyler Glenn urges, “Now you’re saying I’m acting crazy, and I don’t see what you see, get back to what you used to like about me.”
Regarding the single’s deep meaning, Tyler comments, “There’s a bliss period in a relationship with another person where you’re not able to see the flaws or the problems, because the joy of being together over shadows it. All the things that complicate it or scare you are the very things you used to like about it. This song is about wanting so bad to get back to that time, that feeling, that energy, and the lengths you will go to in order to get there.”
“Used To Like” follows a quiet period for Neon Trees. Following a triumphant 2015 headliner, the group took a break with Tyler dropping solo music and making his acclaimed Broadway debut starring in Kinky Boots in 2018. Inspired by the production, he turned his attention towards Neon Trees earlier this year as the group inked a new partnership with ADA and collectively wrote its next era years in the making.
Now, that era begins with “Used To Like”.
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.