Alternative pop-rock outfit Weathers have shared an animated music video for their song, “American Dream,” from their sophomore album, ‘Pillows & Therapy’, which was released August 13. This moody rock banger follows the album’s theme of destigmatizing metal health troubles. With this captivating concept, the four-piece showcase their artistic growth while also demonstrating their innate ability to write catchy, relatable anthems.
The track, produced by Drew Pearson (Ke$ha, Switchfoot) features growling guitars and punching drums for the group to express their angst and discontent with the state of life in the United States. With lyrics like “Just like all of my friends, I’m so confused by red white and blue,” they affirm attitudes felt within younger generations: unemployment, relationships, and substances are all troubled aspects that plague their thoughts. Over this infectious production, listeners can expect to feel some catharsis in knowing that their anxieties are shared.
On the song, front man Cameron Boyer says “self reflection can often be a polarizing experience. While this song can have many meanings to many people, for us, it was a way to look back on our lives so far and ask, ‘are we living the American Dream?’”
The video for the track was animated by Mary Jane Naude and features a patriotic color palette. It captures the moody lyrics from Boyer, depicting the weight of anxiety that clouds our lives. Showing a man that is struggling to find unemployment and companionship, instead he lays slovenly on his couch surrounded by alcohol and cannabis. As the lyrics say “I toss and turn all night,” it shows a relatable image of being glued to your phone into the late hours of the night. The compelling visuals perfectly accompany the messages of “American Dream.”
Other tracks off the album have also been catching fire and getting heavy rotation on the radio, like “Talking Is Hard,” which just broke into the Top 50 on the Alternative Airplay Chart. The lead-single of the album, “C’est la vie,” released in the Summer of 2020, peaked at #26 on Alternative Airplay chart and has racked up over 20 million streams across all platforms to date.
With the release of ‘Pillows & Therapy’, the SoCal rockers are embarking on their first headlining national tour this fall, which kicked off September 15. Like their album, this tour has been long-awaited after being rescheduled three times due to the pandemic. Prior to this, the group has teased their high energy live performances by opening up for fellow pop-rock bands like Dreamers, Palaye Royale, Badflower, and Echosmith.
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