A 1920s jazz cafe mixed with a dash of 2021 pop is the image that comes to our mind when listening to Finneas O’Connell’s new single ‘American Cliche’ released on Feb. 4, 2021. The Roaring 20s style image on the release cover matches perfectly with the snappy rhythm of the song, which features a hint of jazz.
It’s no doubt that Finneas is an incredible artist, which is why we expected nothing less of his newest single. This song comes as no surprise to fans as the Grammy award-winning singer had performed ‘American Cliche’ at concerts back in 2019. The studio version resembles the songs performed at his live shows but with more instruments, as fans had only heard the song with piano previously. We’d say one thing that makes it stand out most from his other songs (despite all of them being amazing) is the jazzy feel throughout the song.
Along with the melody, Finneas never fails to touch the hearts of helpless romantics with lyrics such as: “In my arms, they’ll have to bury us together.” The storytelling in this song is incredible as well, as Finneas describes a scene in a French café, which the listener can almost picture. Following with a bittersweet longing at the end of the song as he belts the lyrics: “so alone without you.”
One of Finneas’ many talents, along with singing, songwriting, and music production, of course, is making listeners feel the lyrics in his songs just by his voice. ‘American Cliche’ is no different, which is why combined with the rhythm and lyrics, we certainly won’t be able to get this song out of our heads.
Finneas is bringing the 1920s into the 2020s, and we are here for it! Stream the single here and tell us what your favorite part about ‘American Cliche’ is in the comments below or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP!
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