Trophy Eyes are back after a successful capital city run supporting their new record The American Dream, out now via Hopeless Records. The first single lifted from the album, “You Can Count On Me” premiered on triple j’s Good Nights and the new video can be viewed below.
Click below to watch the new music video for “You Can Count On Me”.
“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 threated 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.”
The American Dream follows on from their critically acclaimed 2016 album Chemical Miracle, which debuted at #8 in Australia and was a significant launch pad for the band as they dominated Australia with back-to-back tours sold out months in advance in some of the biggest rooms in the country. Trophy Eyes also went on to conquer the globe with headline tours in North America and the UK, both slapping sold out signs on box offices around their respective territories.Trophy Eyes now leads a new wave in rock music, blending their punk and hardcore roots with modern rock and pop sensibilities. Known for their brutally honest and emotional storytelling and lyricism combined with one of the most energetic live shows on the circuit.
“You Can Count On Me” out now via Hopless Records.