“‘One of Those Days’ is about having a terrible day and eventually just accepting that you’re going to go through it anyway, so you might as well enjoy the free will,” says American Teeth. “I talked to [director] Sam Halleen about making the concept for the video symbolic of that. I wanted to jump out of an aeroplane and shoot it for real. But logistically, it didn’t make sense, so we decided on doing it with a green screen, which also gave us more freedom to get crazier with the concept and ultimately tell the story in a better way.”
American Teeth finishes, “I did go skydiving on Valentine’s Day by myself in honour of not being able to shoot the video that way. It was crazy!”
“One of Those Days” is the follow up to the catchy AF first single “Barred Out [Feat. TWIN XL]” and the collaborative track “Still Not Dead,” featuring performances from American Teeth, DREAMERS, and Wes Period.
American Teeth is the sonic alter ego of Elijah Noll, who collaborates alongside producer Colin Brittain (All Time Low, A Day To Remember, ONE OK ROCK, Papa Roach) on the songs. Hailing from Portland, Maine but currently based in Los Angeles, he has released a handful of singles across DSPs, which have tallied over a million streams thus far in an impressive feat for such a nascent artist. He was recently named one of Alternative Press‘ 100 Artists You Need to Know.
American Teeth is literally a cyborg — he has a mechanical heart valve, which was installed when he was a teenager to replace a faulty valve with which he was born. His music is much the same — fusing organic sounds and shimmering synths.