Elaine Bradley is the drummer for the rock band Neon Trees, which released their first full length album, Habits, in 2010.
“We hadn’t really slowed down since we put out our first record,” Glenn says of the heady time that followed his forming Neon Trees with guitarist Chris Allen in 2005.(The two were soon joined by bassist Branden Campbell and drummer Elaine Bradley.) “I was discovering who I was on stage, but I had to do it in front of audiences. That's what i'd say to me at 21, the scared return mormon missionary who knew this part of himself but loved God too. All my love and hope, and for now, back to the music." Neon Trees Drummer Elaine Bradley retweeted Glenn Monday and told her 8,000 followers, "Now y'all know!The band’s ascending profile smoothed the way for their next album, 200 Album Chart and featured the platinum-selling Top 10 single “Everybody Talks,” which cemented Neon Trees as modern rock contenders.
“I love the fact that a 40-year-old soccer mom can be as passionate about our music as a 15-year-old Goth kid,” Glenn says.is an upbeat collection of sleek, modern alternative pop songs powered by singer-songwriter Tyler Glenn’s bright melodies, huge choruses, and witty lyrics about the challenges of finding love in the digital age.With disarming honesty, songs like ”Love In the 21 Century,” “Text Me In The Morning,” “I Love You, But I Hate Your Friends,” and first single “Sleeping With A Friend” cleverly capture the millennial concerns referenced in the titles and deliver them in impeccably shiny sonic packages, thanks to the band’s performances and production by Glenn’s long-time friend and songwriting collaborator Tim Pagnotta. After Neon Trees wrapped a support tour with The Offspring in the fall of 2012, Glenn found himself deeply unhappy personally and ready to give up on music altogether.Its success led to multiple high-profile TV appearances, and tours with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic!At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and Duran Duran.To me it feels like pop art.” When the Maroon 5 tour wrapped, Glenn and Pagnotta went to Montecito, Calif., for another writing session that resulted in “Sleeping With A Friend” (“it’s the sex song I know how to write, because I don’t know how to write S&M club bangers”), “Teenager In Love,” and the anthemic album opener “Love In the 21 Century,” in which Glenn yearns for a pre-social media connection when he sings, “I don’t believe making out is a dead romance / I miss the days being kids simply holding hands / I’m sick of wondering if you would ever call me back / I check my four different accounts just to end up mad.” “You can hear my frustration with turning 30 and not being totally excited that I’m still single, but also realizing that I had to first own who I am and what I want before I can truly find someone,” he says.