Red Lights :: Written by NeO :: Prod. by Wishlade :: Track Art by Don Fils
Instructions for playback.
1. Download from www.soundcloud.com/neopopsicle/red-lights
2. Import song into iPod.
3. Turn off the lights and press play.
I’ve been thinking about the words to use in this post for about a week now.
At times the words spill out like a flood, but at other times there’s no prying a peep from my lips.
In retrospect it makes sense. I am a thinker. I ponder myself into oblivion most days.
Hence, I’ve been away for a while.
Most times (well at all times) I’m just trying to keep myself above water.
So I retreat
just a little more,
until I reach square 1.
That’s where I’ve been since releasing 2:59. I have been stuck at square 1 just trying to make sense of my life.
I know of no riches as I have never had any and that’s okay - it keeps me hungry. It keeps me sane.
The real struggle comes in trying to be a creative being that craves expression in a society that rewards conformity.
Many of us are sunken treasures only to be found and exploited in death.
I use what I have earned, given and taken to make my craft work. To get these songs on your ipod.
For example, the photo above was taken in The Labyrinth, not a studio. You can see my bed in the back and the vase I like to keep dead flowers in at the bottom left. You see extensions of myself in that photo.
For the shoot I slicked my hair back, threw on some black mascara, red lip stick and a little attitude.
I left my nails and skin bare.
The assistance of Photoshop was not needed.
The point I’m trying to make is that there are no expensive studios, luxury vehicles, personal assistants or a management team behind NeO.
There’s just me.
She is me and I am her.
So here I am at 27, in constant revelation just as I was 60 seconds ago. I will have epiphanies that will propel me forward and give me purpose. I will continue to search for happiness and love.
Right now, that’s all I know. It’s the only certainty I have.
I’m sorry to have kept you waiting so long on the release of 3 AM but as you know life can be neither kind nor courtesy to the plans we want to make.
I can’t give you a definite date but as of 12:00AM today she will be here by this Summer.
And at 3:00AM today you will receive the first single Red Lights.
My dark knight rides white lines shooting up the stars above :: Red Lights :: 4.2.13
Ever make out with a girl?
Leave me be darling ::
Always searching for the answers :: shot by @filsdubois
My white knight rides white lines :: #redlights #3am
I must quiet the mind.
She never ceases to demand every last inch of my sanity.
If I can satisfy her for a minute I might be able to pour my tea.
Good Morning ::
If I tell you how I really feel | please don’t play me | It’s midnight and you’re on my mind ::
2:59 Chopped & Screwed by @sydneyintheory now up at neopopsicle.com/259 ::