The second single from The American’s new album ‘Stand True‘ has an urgency and a hint of out of control emotions – despair, fear, anxiety and….something else? Something like “meet me in a darkened doorway / tell me now before we pull apart / were you born just like me, with a broken heart?” It’s not pure love – not with lyrics like “I’m not tough but I made myself tough for you / I’m not cruel but I made myself cruel for you“. But there’s a strong bond that’s going to weld together or break spectacularly.
Patrick Ferris (vocals/guitar) recalls that “Driving home from gigs, Zac (Sokolow – guitar) would tune into a Navajo AM radio station out of Window Rock, AZ. Parts of the song came from some of that music. It feels like driving through Los Angeles at night.”