Trophy Eyes have revealed details for their upcoming record The American Dream, out August 3rd via Hopeless Records. The first single lifted from the album, “You Can Count On Me” premiered on Australian mainstream radio last night and the new video can be viewed below.
“You Can Count On Me” a reaction to the negative and judgmental treatment a lot of artists experience on social media today and shines a spotlight on the impact this can have on their mental health. Frontman John Floriani explains: “In many ways, ‘You Can Count on Me’ is a push back – a voice for those who choose not to defend themselves against the growing torch and pitchfork mentality that encircles performers in the era of modern music. Artists used to be a respected breed. With the uprising of social media, it’s as if listeners think they know us. They follow our every move and make judgments on our character based on a photo they may have seen, or a statement someone may have made.”
The third album in the Trophy Eyes collection, The American Dream is based on the idea that there’s still utopia left on this this planet – a place where one can start again and live a peaceful life, forsaking the trail of destruction that threaten to derail it all.
The American Dream also serves as a coming of age fable, in which Floriani takes an introspective look at who he is today. His story is brought to life in vivid colour with string arrangements produced by Chris Craker, who can list the soundtrack to Hans Zimmer’s score of “Interstellar” and Hans Zimmer “The Classics” on his production resume.
“This record is about my life in present time and a reflection on who I was and how I got here,” Floriani explains. “As much of the other Trophy Eyes works have been the hate, violence, addiction and heartbreak I fought so desperately to leave behind, this record is about shedding one’s past, transitioning from boy to man, making a home and wanting nothing more in life than to sit and enjoy the silence.”
► Catch Trophy Eyes on tour! Tickets: https://www.trophyeyesmusic.com/ ► Download, stream, and buy ‘The American Dream’ now: http://smarturl.it/TEdream ► Listen to “You Can Count On Me” on Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/YCCOMam ► Listen to “You Can Count On Me” and more from Trophy Eyes on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/YCCOMspotify ► Shop Trophy Eyes merch: http://smarturl.it/trophyeyesmerch —- Official music video for Trophy Eyes’ new song “You Can Count On Me” off their new album ‘The American Dream,’ out now on Hopeless Records!