American Dream

Album: American Dream (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This moody, doo-wop inspired synth poppy ballad finds James Murphy recalling waking up from a one night stand trying to piece together what happened the night before.

    The subject matter is far removed from what the phrase "American Dream" suggests. James Murphy dismissed to Mojo the idea that people might expect this to be LCD Soundsystem's grand political statement given the satirical potential of the title. "For me that would be stunning if you've never heard anything that I was made," he said, "like, here comes the social commentary and politics from a glib jerk."

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