Is American Teenager going viral somewhere? It's kind of been blowing up on streaming (up to 16 million on spotify)
Yeah it’s been viral on TikTok since like November ddIs American Teenager going viral somewhere? It's kind of been blowing up on streaming (up to 16 million on spotify)
Apols for the random bump but this is a "homecoming" appreciation post.
I really hope she finishes it and releases it later on if it's not already going to be on the B-sides, it feels like a sister song to Earnhardt and Crying During Sex in terms of melody and sound
Bare with me...
But is Sun Bleached Flies about her fight coming out as trans, as really listening to the lyrics (high), it's the message that's leaping out to me
I feel this and Strangers is separate from the story of the album, but I might just be getting it wrongI don't know if Ethel as a character is canonically trans? Unless Hayden has said otherwise and I didn't catch it. The album is informed by similar feelings and experiences Hayden had growing up in a similar environment, but the story told across those tracks is largely an entirely different beast if that makes sense. But I think anyone can have their own interpretations. If you're after what the song is about in context of the album these posts from Hayden sort of give an outline.
I feel this and Strangers is separate from the story of the album, but I might just be getting it wrong
The way I've always interpreted it is that Sun Bleached Flies is the "actual" end of the story and Strangers is basically the end credits (with that last verse being the post-credits scene)
This is a huge reason why I'm looking forward to the book(s) she's writing to go along with the album trilogy - so many of these characters feel so clearly defined already, and I'm really curious how and what she's going to add to their storiesBasically all this to say if/when we do get something cinematic that is more long form from her I'm intrigued how she'll paint the world. She's already built such a vivid landscape with these characters from a relatively small body of work.
The way I’m considering going to Halifax of all places just to catch her live …
Apparently it's Prescription's fault (shocking nobody) - she tweeted a design for one the other night and said "they won't let me release it unless they take more of my money"Ethel, where is the vinyl?