Neon Future II

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Neon Future II
Neon Future 2.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 12, 2015
Recorded2013–15
GenreEDM
Length43:52
Label
Producer
Steve Aoki album chronology
Neon Future I
(2014)
Neon Future II
(2015)
Steve Aoki Presents Kolony
(2017)
Singles from Neon Future II
  1. "I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki)"
    Released: January 23, 2015
  2. "Darker Than Blood"
    Released: April 14, 2015
  3. "Lightning Strikes"
    Released: May 4, 2015
  4. "Home We'll Go (Take My Hand)"
    Released: October 9, 2015

Neon Future II is the third studio album by American DJ and producer Steve Aoki. It was released on May 12, 2015 through Ultra Records and Dim Mak Records,[1] serving as the sequel to Neon Future I.

Background[edit]

The second installment was finished around the same as the first. While Neon Future I contains more party-themed/club-styled songs, Neon Future II is supposed to show a "darker", more "emotional" side of the Neon Future theme.[2]

It was announced to feature collaborations such as Linkin Park, Harrison, Matthew Koma, Tony Junior, Snoop Lion, and many more on the album. The songs with DJ Fresh and Tinie Tempah did not make the final cut of the album.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Albums, and No. 66 on Billboard 200, selling 7,000 copies in its first week.[3]

Singles[edit]

The lead single with Moxie Raia, "I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki)", was released January 23, 2015. Ten days after Aoki had already uploaded the radio edit to YouTube, the music video for the single was released on February 24, 2015.

The second single "Darker Than Blood", which features American rock band Linkin Park, was released on April 14, 2015. The song is their second collaboration after "A Light That Never Comes", which was featured on the band's second remix album Recharged. The single was first revealed in an interview with Billboard.[4] It can also be heard on Steve Aoki's official SoundCloud page.

The third single "Lightning Strikes", with NERVO and Tony Junior, was released on May 4, 2015. Steve Aoki released this song early for streaming on his SoundCloud page.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Steve Aoki, with additional writers listed below.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Time Capsule" (Intro) Steve Aoki3:01
2."I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki)" (with Moxie Raia)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Wexler (add.)
  • Farber (add.)
3:11
3."Youth Dem (Turn Up)" (featuring Snoop Lion)Calvin Broadus JrSteve Aoki3:13
4."Hysteria" (featuring Matthew Koma)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Koma (vocal)
4:26
5."Darker Than Blood" (featuring Linkin Park)Steve Aoki5:12
6."Lightning Strikes" (with Nervo and Tony Junior)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Nervo
  • Tony Junior
3:58
7."TARS" (featuring Kip Thorne) (Interlude) Steve Aoki2:20
8."Home We'll Go (Take My Hand)" (with Walk Off the Earth)
  • Steve Aoki
  • Luminati (co.)
  • Thomas "Tawgs" Salter (co.)
5:07
9."Heaven on Earth" (featuring Sherry St. Germain)
Steve Aoki3:48
10."Holding Up the World" (featuring Harrison and Albin Myers)
  • Harrison Shaw
  • Albin Wagemyr
  • Steve Aoki
  • Albin Myers
3:21
11."Light Years" (featuring Rivers Cuomo)Nicholas FurlongSteve Aoki4:08
12."Warp Speed" (featuring J.J. Abrams) (Outro) Steve Aoki2:07
Total length:43:52

Credits and personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • J.J. Abrams – spoken word in "Warp Speed"
  • Kip Thorne – spoken word in "TARS"
  • Gianni "Luminati" Nicassio – drums, guitar, percussion and ukulele in "Home We'll Go (Take My Hand)"
  • Nicholas "RAS" Furlong – backing vocals in "Light Years"
Other personnel

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2015)
  • Peak
  • position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 93
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 132
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 25
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[8] 38
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[9] 36
US Billboard 200[10] 66
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[11] 2
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[12] 16
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[13] 7

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide May 12, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com: Neon Future II: Steve Aoki: MP3 Downloads" Amazon.com
  2. ^ Lynch, Joe (August 28, 2014). "Exclusive: Steve Aoki on 'Neon Future,' Working With Fall Out Boy & Trying to Live Forever". Billboard. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ Gordon Murray (May 22, 2015). "Steve Aoki's 'Neon' Lights Up Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart". Billboard.
  4. ^ Eric Spitznagel Steve Aoki 36 Hours Billboard June 27, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Aoki – Neon Future.II" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Steve Aoki – Neon Future.II" (in French). Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Steve Aoki Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "ネオン・フューチャー (Neon Future) Part.2" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2015-05-25.
  9. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Steve Aoki Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "Steve Aoki Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "Steve Aoki Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  13. ^ "Steve Aoki Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.

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