Watch Laura Bell Bundy Shine In "American Girl" Music Video

Actress, singer and Tony nominated Broadway star, Laura Bell Bundy, has released the self-directed music video for her newest single “American Girl” Feat. Shea Carter!

"American Girl" is the third single off of Bundy's highly anticipated album,Women of Tomorrow, coming out spring 2021. The song was penned by Bundy, Shea Carter and Jeremy Adelman and features poignant thought provoking lyrics, highlighting the pressures of ageism, sexism, objectification and survival that American women are facing today. The video interpretation shows a woman breaking into the dream life and finding beneath the beauty and glamour is a dark void. The filtered version of a perfect life does not exist.

“The video is filled with symbolic imagery,” Bundy explains. “We see a housewife handcuffed by diamond handcuffs to the vacuum that is sucking up money. Around her neck she has the keys to unlock them, but she chooses not to. She chooses the comfort of consumerism and patriarchy over true freedom. There is additional symbolism laced throughout the video: she comments on her own fertility when she serves a fake man and child dinner and puts her deviled eggs in the freezer; she leaves bloody footprints from her Christian Louboutin heels because financially they bleed her dry; she jumps into a pool and credit cards fall in around her because she is drowning in credit card debt; she’s the head on a tiger print rug because she is just something to be walked all over; she takes a fire extinguisher to put the fire out which represents her own fire being put out by the life she’s choosing…a life we all feel we are breaking into and don’t deserve even when we get it.” 

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