By David McNally
Papa Roach have delivered a clear message in their new video for ‘American Dreams;’ America is divided and is struggling to put the pieces back together.
The politically charged track appears on the bands most recent album Crooked Teeth, which was released in May.
The video spans across multiple scenes. Beginning with Papa Roach front-man, Jacoby Shaddix appearing in a classroom as guest speaker discussing the American dream, moving to a barber shop, a gym, a tattoo parlor, and in the car whilst driving on some good ole American back roads.
As the chorus goes: “Something's wrong here, Or so it seems. 'Cause I'm not sleeping in, American Dreams, American lies. We're trying to see through the smoke in our eyes. So give me the truth. Don't tell me your lies, 'Cause it's harder to breathe, When you're buried alive by American Dreams”
The video jumps back and forth between each of these scenes, striking at the core of the songs meaning, that the American Dream is not easily defined and is unique to each individual in our country. “America is struggling, America is divided, America is hurting right now,” explains Papa Roach front-man Jacoby Shaddix. “We’re at a fever pitch of confusion, smoke and mirrors, blatant lies. The American Dream is on the chopping block.”
Crooked Teeth is available on all major platforms; click here to stream the album via Spotify.