The Magnettes “American”

Swedish band, The Magnettes just released their new song, “American.” The song has a sound like if Springsteen made synth-pop. Lyrically, the song is about the view of America in other countries. The band explains “since we were babies it taught us what love was and how to live the dream, and like junkies we swallowed it in chunks. Dylan, Denny’s and Dawson’s Creek, the twists and turns of teenage drama, extra salt, extra sugar. We viewed the world through that filter and plastered American Romance on our surroundings, until slowly but surely we realized what we already had was kind of OK too.” The sentiment seems especially powerful now as America looks more and more like a dictatorship or police state and the world sees that “American romance” unraveling.