Austin-based country traditionalists Mike and The Moonpies teased a follow-up to one of last year's sleeper albums Steak Nights at the Prairie Rose with the sensitive toe-tapper "You Look Good in Neon."
Singer Mike Harmeier co-wrote the song with producer Adam Odor and guitarist Caitlin Rutherford.
"I was binge-watching Yellowstone and towards the end of one episode, Rip says to Beth 'You look good in neon'," Harmeier says in a press release. "When inspiration hits, you go with it, and I wrote most of 'Neon' while searching to see if it had already been a song. The search was in our favor, and we immediately went into Yellow DOG Studios and cut it."
The dancehall diamond will get likened to '90s nostalgia, considering the band's fresh off covering Fastball's "The Way" and the Texans' young Nashvillian counterparts rub shoulders with Brooks & Dunn. Yet this tale of a possible late night hookup sounds more like the sensitive, soft rock-tinged material from the '80s--namely, the hits of Ronnie Milsap and Alabama.
There's ample chances to hear "You Look Good in Neon" and, hopefully, other future album cuts during the band's ongoing tour.