Whether or not you’re packing your bags this season to head to a tropical locale, where soaking up the sun is the only thing on the agenda, let Neon Tiger‘s newest track “Summer” get you in a vacation state of mind. With its funky-yet-breezy melodies – including water droplet samples – and glowing vocals, this track is part ’80s ballad and part modern disco jam. Neon Tiger himself recorded vocals for this track, and they’re the perfect compliment to its feel-good vibe. “Summer” is reminiscent of an island getaway with that special someone, complete with crystalline ocean and powdery white sand. With “Summer” playing in the background and the sun on your face, all you need to fully immerse yourself in the experience is a tropical drink in your hand. “Summer” follows Neon Tiger‘s last track “Neon Rose” in anticipation of his upcoming album, entitled “Paperback Sunset.”
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Neon Tiger may be a new name, but he’s no rookie in the music scene. Otherwise known as Maarcos and previously part of the band Those Usual Suspects, the Neon Tiger project was created to explore an experimental musical sound and songwriting; he wrote all the tracks, played or programmed all instrumentals, and also performs vocals on a track on his upcoming album, establishing himself as a true force to be reckoned with in an era of push-button DJs. Neon Tiger‘s sound is part vintage, part new-age: he has leveraged elements of sounds of the past and brought them to life with fresh technology, creating an entirely unique sound that is equally appropriate to sing to in the car or dance to with an ocean of others at a festival stage. When he’s not producing music, you can find Neon Tiger traveling to find the best doughnuts and ice cream on the face of the earth, or perhaps waking up at 4 am in L.A. to watch Manchester United games. No matter what he’s doing, Neon Tiger is certainly an artist to watch.