Blonde American Girl
Saskatoon native Alex Bent (who performs as Alex Bent + The Emptiness) has released “Blonde American Girl”, an experiential, atmospheric electronic R&B track that samples Led Zeppelin’s “When the Leaves Break” and clips from the films Lost in Translation and The Girl Next Door. Despite outsourcing for small sounds, this is an entirely unique, intensely personal song about longing.
Here’s what Alex Bent had to say about “Blonde American Girl”:
I started writing this song in August 2014. I used to listen to the early drafts of it as I drove through my favorite parts of my hometown. I liked to imagine this song was the soundtrack for a much greater visual. “Blonde American Girl” features a solo on trumpet by my grandpa, Thomas Cuthill, as well as performances by Saskatoon singer-songwriters Oliver Friesen & Sydney Edwards.
“Blonde American Girl” is on Alex’s upcoming album Dead, In the Water, to be released for free this summer.