Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease are here to inspire through smooth alternative rock. Philadelphia, PA native Joey Sweeney has been around the music industry since the late 1980’s, writing songs and performing in groups and solo. His new project, Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease, will be releasing a few singles over the next few months with the end goal being a full album. The first of these tracks is called “Baptized in Vibe”, and it is all about struggle, but perseverance in the face of it.
Here is a quote from Joey describing the background of “Baptized in Vibe”:
This is a song about growing up without much, but using what you have to get what you need. I grew up in a time and place and fashion — 1970s Fishtown, impossibly Catholic, like whoa uptight — where even the idea that you might one day be a person of the world was like a crazy, delusional notion. But then, ultimately, you realize that almost everyone has, at some sweet spot in their youth, some kind of agency where they might be able to begin to hop over the wall of their own circumstances. That’s a terrifying experience but it’s also a glorifying one, once you notice how whatever that struggle was somehow made you simultaneously tougher and more cool — with the world, and ultimately yourself. So I wrote this to be like a rallying cry for that whole experience.