Portland alternative rock outfit 09 [OH-NINE] have unveiled a new single and music video. “American Disease” sees the band partner with Sleeping in Sirens’ Kellin Quinn to take aim at the hypocrisy of the American Dream.
“Kellin came to us with the original premise of the song, which is about how addiction blinds us and makes us numb to the real world. As the song came together, I really started to think about this song through the lens of the political divide we saw in 2020. I wrote additional lyrics using some of the other themes of the track to explore that fanaticism, and how it can grow into radicalism as we blindly cling to our ideals. I love bringing the dual metaphor to this track and hope people can sort of extract their own meaning from the lyrics as they listen.” – EJ Olson