New Album, ‘Rebels of the Neon God,’ Out 11/12 on Arista Records.
Today, Mexican singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julian Lamadrid releases “The Neon God,” the final pre-release single from his forthcoming album Rebels of The Neon God, out on November 12th via Arista Records. Ahead of the album release, Julian has also launched the ‘Rebel Universe,’ a virtual world inspired by the upcoming album: rebels.julianlamadrid.com/
Rebels of The Neon God serves as the follow up to Julian’s 2019 debut, Mala Noche. Featuring past singles like “Teenager,” “One More Trip,” “Cigarette” and “Patience,” the new 12-track album is a masterfully executed record unbound by genre or expectations. “The album is centered around the dichotomy between frustration and dance, vacancy and ecstasy; enlightenment through pain,” says Julian. “I have glimpsed into the eyes of The Neon God, pierced through the void and come out the other end, desperate for connection, hungry for the eternal.”
“The Neon God” serves as the final pre-release single and the closing track on the album. It’s a stunningly cinematic track, featuring hypnotic vocal chops, ethereal synth-laden soundscapes and poignant lyricism. In Julian’s own words, “The Neon God,” represents the “infinitely tender sensation of living…it’s the pinnacle of my musical ambition, an opus of ecstasy and hope.”
Julian Lamadrid is currently on tour supporting BANNERS. He will be concluding his show run on 11/13 with a final performance at the massive Pal Norte festival in Monterrey, MX. Tickets for all dates are on-sale now: julianlamadrid.com/live
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Rebels of The Neon God will be out on all streaming platforms 11/12
Julian Lamadrid is a Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker. Raised in Dubai, Julian rebelled against the city’s luxury and excess; instead, he drew inspiration from artists unafraid to breakdown barriers, like Iggy Pop and Freddie Mercury, and films that explored the stylistic lifestyle he was never exposed to. Following his desire to be surrounded by a more vibrant culture, Julian moved to New York to study film at NYU. In addition to his studies, Julian continued to write and produce music in his spare time and landed a record deal with Arista Records in 2019. His first album, Mala Noche, was released later the same year.
Since beginning his musical journey, Julian has been praised by notable tastemakers like V, Wonderland, CLASH, Flaunt, L’Officiel, Billboard and more. He brings a refreshingly global perspective to his craft, culminating in an infectious blend of new wave, bedroom-pop and British rock. In the process of producing and writing his first full-length record, Julian found himself even more inspired to create an audible pathway towards the future of pop music, resulting in the creation of his sophomore album, Rebels of the Neon God.