January 30, 2023

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Finneas’ “American Cliche” Proves His Lyrical Expertise

Thoughtful and romantic, Finneas’ American Cliche” is one of his strongest releases to date.  

Finneas’ “American Cliche” Follows A Slew of Accolades

Finneas’ “American Cliche” is out now and fans new and old are in love. The song had been a staple in the six-time Grammy winner’s live sets, so some were familiar with it. Even so, a full studio version was exciting to see released. Since it’s February 4 release, it’s already racked up over one million streams on Spotify   The song was written, produced, and performed by the older Eilish sibling. Finneas is known for his musical talents, which range from being in front of an audience to working behind-the-scenes. He has written and produced for everyone from his sister, Billie Eillish, to Selena Gomez   His latest endeavor, post-”American Cliche,” will only add to his roster of skills. The critically acclaimed musician will be scoring his first film later this year. The drama, “Fallout,” stars many big names, including Julie Bowen, Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, and Shailene Woodley. Serving as head composer on this film will be a big step for the star.  

Introspective Music From An Insightful Artist

Following all of his 2020 hits, Finneas’ “American Cliche” is his first in 2021. Although, he spent much of January singing his dreamy, reflective hit, “What They’ll Say About Us.” Written mid-pandemic, the song is an ode to our new ways of life. “American Cliche” is not a direct callout to American lifestyles, but is just as introspective.   “I’m an American cliché, missing a girl in a French café. I say, ‘Goddamn, you’re beautiful.’ You blush and duck out of frame,” Finneas croons above twinkling piano chords and timely snaps. The song contains a ton of movie-ready imagery and romantic Parisian scenes.   The jazzy new song has a 1920’s nightclub atmosphere and the red cover art cements that. It’s a simple, but sparkling modern take on cabaret. The snapping in the background in addition to the swing-like vocals adds to the old school style. (It’s still a clever pop song, though.) 

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