These blog posts will remain here for the history of The Neo Now songs for their first two albums.
New updates for subsequent music releases will be in another section of the website www.theneonow.com.
The second album is complete!
Final track listing:
2. Brand New
3. Happy Together
4. Paris and Rome (debut this morning
29 March 2018 on Hobart FM
5. For Forever
6. I Needed To
7. Wind Blows
8. Gone Baby
10. You're Perfect
12. Heart and Soul
2018 Gypsy Hill Records
And adding to the track list so far are two more songs:
9. Brand New
10. You're Perfect - we published a little snippet of an early demo of it
The previous post had the track listing so far. Our new album Elucidate will be out on 30 March 2018!!!
Our track listing for our second album titled 'Elucidate':
So close, only 3 to go.
Our new website was launched in July. The Neo Now's second blog is at www.theneonow.com. See our other articles in this series to learn insights into the songs on our debut album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite'.
New website section - The Neo Now Social Media Feeds. One location for all social media updates from The Neo Now.
We're moved to share with you insights from the songs on our new album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite'. What are the songs about? Where did the songs come from?
First up is a grooving song called 'Fly'. It's seriously one of our favourites on the album – many a summer evening we danced to it full bore on A-list repeat rotation in our water-fountain mood-lit sun room at Gypsy Hill studios.
Our fans are telling us that off the album they love 'Cab Ride' and 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite' but we do love, love, love 'Fly'.
The image that comes to our minds – in prepping for the video clip – is of a guy surfing on his own coffin, it's like he's in between worlds, getting ready to return to the sky. To fly like dream flying, like the way he flew through his life, with a sense of freedom and lightness and love but with a driving sense of commitment to doing what was the right thing to do throughout his whole life – he never walked away from his duty, even if at times that duty was experienced as a burden.
But the burden of leaving loved ones behind haunts his departure from this world. The song's key message is 'it's all about how they remember you'. And there at his funeral are all the people who loved him, who were influenced by his strong values and who live on with that same commitment. We fly.
People have asked us what the term 'rainbow coloured dynamite' means and what the song is about exactly. It is the title of the debut album of The Neo Now - 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite'.
Quite simply, Rainbow Coloured Dynamite is a love song.
It's like the explosion in your heart when you are with the one you love, when you kiss the one you love, it's like dynamite. We see the world in full spectrum colour – in all its glory of fiery red through to blue hues and vivid crystalline white light. Love in the fullest depth of colour, it's living life vivaciously, in celebration of love.
That's what Rainbow Coloured Dynamite is all about. Pure passionate love.
Sad song say so much. Continuing our series in which we're sharing
insights from the songs on our new album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite'.
What are the songs about? Where did the songs come from?
Our next feature song is: 'Taken Away' - track 10 on the album.
The real life inspiration for this song was the life of a young girl, a
long time ago, who gave birth out of wedlock to twin baby boys. When
she was showing she had been whisked off to some distant place and
when she came back life went on as normal. The babies were taken
away. As was the way in those days.
That dear young girl went on to have her own family and carried on her
life, loving her family to her fullest capacity and giving, giving,
giving. Not even her husband knew of her past. Her husband has
passed and the family secret is out.
In life, sometimes things are taken away from us.
"Around about Christmas time or on your birthday, I just close my eyes and I
want to say..."
What do you say when you reunite with your very own baby after 30 years?
One baby – now a grown man - was a spark of joy and his brother
still doesn't want to meet their mother, not yet. In the real life
story, one of the boys returned and there is joy in the family over
Continuing our series in which we're sharing insights from the songs on our new album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite'. What are the songs about? Where did the songs come from?
Our next feature song is: 'Fourth of July' - track 6 on the Rainbow Coloured Dynamite album.
Have you ever met someone who is a living motivation in everything they do? All you have to do is get one look at them to know they have a fire in their belly to do something in this world. What's worth doing is worth doing well. Or to the best of our abilities and resources we are given at any one point. We play to the hand we are dealt with in this world. The edge in the game is what goes on between your ears: your positive thinking; your ignoring what is and focusing on what can be; your having experienced enough contrast to finally know what you truly want and take steady steps every day to get there.
The motivation in life is an inner thing. What if you could bottle it? What if you could capture it in a photo? Once you meet someone like that you wonder how anyone could ever live a life that is without motivation. You wonder why people stay in the places they've found themselves in when the world they've created needs a shake up. And the only person to make that happen is you. How much same old, same old can you bear? How sick and tired of things do you need to be before you'll get motivated to change? Change is the only constant in life, you're either on the bus or you're left at the bus stop. What can you do today to get a rocket in your pocket? Open your heart and what do you see, always a victim of your mentality.
The Fourth of July was the first video release for The Neo Now – it was fun to make and hey we did the best we could with the resources we had at the time. It's a catchy song people tell us. We released the video on...yes, the Fourth of July in 2016. We didn't promote it a great deal and found out that we knew a couple of hundred people, nice feedback from everyone, so encouraging, thank-you thank-you. Still waiting for Hobart FM to play that one (hint, hint Craig) – we're have great radio play with that wonderfully supportive station.
This is corner of the internet where The Neo Now shared insights into our first album 'Rainbow Coloured Dynamite' and second album 'Elucidate'.