I'm not the biggest indie head, but wow... this is beautiful.
Welcoming HOAX to the Stereofox family with "Unamerican Dream", out of their debut album of the same name. The instrumental is so smooth, you'll melt instantly. But the vocals are even smoother.
The track's a direct playoff of the often idolized "American dream" and the band shares about it:
A stipulant of this so-called ‘American Dream’ that our parents sought after is the supposed eventuality of getting what you want if you simply work hard enough, but what lies in the subcontext is everything you must be willing to give up.
Every hour at the office is an hour away from your family and loved ones; if you are working a tedious or mindless job that you are not passionate about for the sake of money, that is taking time away from finding fulfillment in something you might actually care for. The ‘American Dream’ sounds wholesome and inspiring, but with the current social and political climate of our country right now, it almost feels more like a cruel joke than the inspiring ideal it was initially created to be.
This is just the right amount of mellowness I needed today.