Swedish alt-pop outﬁt TheMagnettes – consisting of front duo Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla and producer Tomas Bäcklund Tuneström – reveal the visuals for ‘American‘, a driving, anthemic Springsteen-esque runaway drama.
Speaking about the track, the girls explains,
“Since we were babies we lived through our TV set. Growing up in a remote small arctic town in Sweden, the way out was American movies, music, sit-coms and reality shows. It taught us what love was and how to live the dream, and like junkies we swallowed it in chunks. The twist and turns of teenage drama, cute narratives and noble ideals that real life continuously fails to live up to. But “American” isn’t really about America at all. It’s about finding that rush, having that runaway ride-or-die feeling in your shitty hometown, abandoning that last shred of romance for a taste of the real thing.”
The recording is a 21st-century wall-of-sound. Layers upon layers of dreamy guitars, thunderous drums, hard-hitting pianos and vintage string machines, resulting in the soundtrack to a yet-to-be dreamed up road movie. This pop band was founded in Pajala, Sweden and has crafted their own blend of electro-pop and riot grrrl punk.