[Photo Credit: Jared Leibowitz]
Aussie outfit Trophy Eyes are back with their video for new single “You Can Count on Me.” The single is off of their highly anticipated third full length The American Dream, set for release August 3rd via Hopeless Records. Trophy Eyes had a tremendous breakout year in 2016 with their highly acclaimed sophomore release Chemical Miracle. An album filled with growth both musically and lyrically, their latest single “You Can Count on Me ” is just a glimpse of the maturity that their forthcoming release The American Dream will exude. “You Can Count On Me” is 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…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.”
Trophy Eyes will be on the road this fall on the second leg of the Peace and The Panic Tour with Neck Deep and special guests Stand Atlantic, WSTR, and Gardenside. Full lists of tour dates will be below. Stream the video below and let us know your thoughts.
The American Dream