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Saint Blonde Returns with the uplifting indie-pop gem ‘Americana’
After the success of their previous cut ‘Love Me Instead’ from earlier in the year, they now return with their latest dose of light and breezy indie-pop with ‘Americana’.
Much like their material to date, ‘Americana’ keeps itself firmly rooted in a lightweight, effervescent temperament. With notable comparisons to the likes of Steve Tyler, Sea Girls and Blossoms, this new offering aims to highlight the contrast between who we are and who we want to be seen as. With its stellar production provided by Sam Westhoff, their latest release continues the upbeat yet melancholic approach they inject into everything they make.
Speaking about their new single, the band explained, “’Americana’ is a song about how we all want to be seen, and how that contrasts with who we really are. Because we can tailor every detail of how others see our lives, we all only show the best bits of them and compare them to the snapshots of other people’s curated version of life. Americana is about how society as a whole seems to place more emphasis on the “what” “when” and “where” of peoples lives, and less about the “who”. Everything is fake and painted over with a nice fine glossy filter”.
Last month, Dawn Richard and multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer Spencer Zahn announced Pigments, their debut collaborative album, out October 21st on Merge …