Hello, and welcome back to the music world, Neon Trees!
On Thursday (Nov. 14), the Utah-founded band unleashed their much-anticipated comeback song “Used to Like.” The song’s premiere comes a week after the group had taken to social media to tease fans about the at-the-time-still-a-secret new tune.
“I like that our single is called ‘Used to Like,'” frontman Tyler Glenn said in a press statement.
“We’ve been gone for a minute, so we’re reminding our fans of what they liked about us. There’s something very pure about Neon Trees right now. I hope listeners hear the sincerity.”
And we do.
The almost three-and-a-half-minute track finds the foursome giving their electro-pop sound a little bit of an adult edge in the form of the lyrics which, after being a band for over a decade, maybe a hard thing to do.
Listen to “Used to Like” above.
“Used to Like” comes four years after the group decided to take a break from the music world and do their own thing. Even though the quartet was on a hiatus, they did manage to release two non-album singles, “Songs I Can’t Listen To” in 2015 and “Feel Good” in 2017.
During their time off, Glenn went out on his own and released his debut solo album, Excommunication. After that, the musician was given the opportunity to appear on Broadway in the now-closed production of “Kinky Boots.”
Neon Trees’ last studio album was 2014’s Pop Psychology, but it looks like we should expect some new tunes from the band in 2020.