Virginian modern rock outfit American Dream Machine formed just a year ago — and what a year it has been, one punctuated by violent protests and an ongoing pandemic, and pervaded by a decidedly apocalyptic vibe. The quartet's debut album, Deadhearts, was originally scheduled to drop early this summer, but the group has since pushed back its release amid all the chaos and discord to focus on singles and videos. The latest of these is "Dead," which is premiering right here right now. The song was inspired by a former bandmate who was wracked by addiction, and its video, filmed with director Eric DiCarlo (Atilla, Fit for an Autopsy, Emmure), captures American Dream Machine in action. Watch and listen above. "Dead" is available now via all digital retailers, including iTunes and Spotify.
"'Dead' is about addiction and the affect it has on not only you, but the people around you," American Dream Machine's Shawn Adams tells us. "It changes everything, from your motivation to your end goals. I have personally seen it destroy a few people in my life and I can't fucking stand it."
The band's Scotty Murphy adds, "We wanted the video to reflect the angst and aggression that 'Dead' is inspired by, and Eric DiCarlo did a fantastic job of capturing that. The songs about addiction and the cold mindset that comes with it, so we really tried to convey that."