Interview: Neon Black Dreams

I recently checked out the song Eternity by Neon Black Dreams, and I really enjoyed their 80s influenced pop stylings. They’ve been progressively releasing singles for a while now, so you really ought to give them a chance if you haven’t heard them yet!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled Eternity, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the song? What does the title refer to?

Eternity is about being dedicated to someone or something for all time. In the song, this is the two characters professing they are with each other to the end, no matter what. On a wider level it represents finding that special thing in life that drives us to continue moving forward.

You’ve released two more singles since then. What are they called and what can you tell us about them?

Paradise Lost and Scream have both continued the story. As each song is a new chapter in the overall story, they see the progression of the characters. Paradise Lost is a ballad about losing what you love most, but vowing to have it returned. Scream is a blended rock track that expresses rage and the anger of losing someone or something and feeling powerless to change it.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Yes, coming on July 29, Another Day will be released. This continues the story and is a darker sounding song about being able to restart your life and achieve your goals.

Do you any plans to release an album or EP anytime soon?

Each song is part of the full length album. We decided to release each track monthly to provide a storytelling experience. The Finale, & Kiss of the Universe, will be released in November.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The band actually started due not being able to travel or do many things. This became a catalyst for creativity.

I felt your music had an 80s vibe to it. What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

Most certainly! Lately, I have been spinning a variety of music, notably the new Carpenter Brut record and the Plasmatics catalogue. As for influences, I would definitely say Depeche Mode, John Carpenter, Claudio Simonetti and Erasure top my inspirational tower.

Where are you based? What is the music scene like in your part of the world?

We are based out of Kiev. Currently there is no music scene due to the war. But we had live shows lined up prior to the start of the conflict and are waiting to resume those activities as soon as possible.

Do you have any tour dates lined up in the UK?

Due to the war, we are currently both displaced and do not have access to any gear making the idea of touring at the moment simply not possible. As soon as the situation is over, we will certainly be jumping at the first chance to play in the UK.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

Lots of lights, lasers and smoke. But most importantly, a massive amount of energy and excitement.

Any last words for the fans?

Check out our video clips and follow along with the new songs each month. We love to get feedback and hear our fans own interpretation of our songs. We can’t wait to play live for everyone and never stop dreaming.