Neon Trees Announce ‘Pop Psychology’ Release Date, Stream Single ‘Sleeping With a Friend’
There’s only one thing more dangerous than sleeping with the enemy: sleeping with a friend. Neon Trees know this all too well, and on ‘Sleeping With a Friend,’ the lead single from their forthcoming third album, ‘Pop Psychology,’ the pride of Provo, Utah, deliver big ol’ synth-pop warning to all would-be buddy bangers.
‘Pop Psychology’ drops April 22 on Island, and if the first word of the title has some listeners nervous, they ought not fear. As frontman Tyler Glenn explains, the new album isn’t some mindless dalliance in bubblegum.
“The album is so special to me personally because it basically started from a place where I was broken and uninterested in anything to do with music,” he says, revealing the disc’s emotional significance in a press release. “I had reached a breaking point. For me this record is a celebration, a cry for help, an admission of self-doubt, and a revelation of self-acceptance. At the very least, it’s a pop record, and to me the purest example of the sound of Neon Trees.”
In the coming days, Neon Trees take that giant sound to the small screen — watch out for the band Thursday night on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ the next day on ‘Today’ and next Wednesday on ‘The Tonight Show.’