American Teeth “Fix You” Music Video | Interview with Elijah Noll
American teeth, the synth-tinged pop-rock solo project by Elijah Noll, released his raw music video for the single “Fix You” via Fearless Records. The track was originally released in April 2021 as a double single with âE-Girlâ.
Inspired by her previous romance, the video portrays the ups and downs of modern millennial love as it unfolds in the city. The camera follows Noll and a significant other through the streets of New York, on the beach near a beautiful lighthouse, through their apartment, and even into the bedroom. It’s sensual, heartbreaking and everything in between.
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âVisually, I wanted to go early for your classic 2000s pop-punk love story video and tap into visuals from coming-of-age movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Flawless Spirit,Noll explains.
âThey shot this movie in New York, and I grew up in the northeast of the emo scene, so I felt like that all connected well. [Director] Joe Striff is from Long Island and was back east to work on another project, so it was easy to get his team together and get there, âsays the artist.
âFix Youâ allows project listeners to experience the full breadth of American Teeth’s musical skills. It combines haunting vocal echoes with urgent choruses, as well as guitar riffs that will make your heart beat and compel distant listeners to tune in immediately. Fans, new and old, will truly delight this piece for its relatability and the proof of an immense sonic maturity for the artist.
Check out the all new âFix Youâ music video below along with an exclusive interview with American Teeth about the inspirations behind the track and the music video and possible future projects.
What musical influences and / or personal experiences helped shape the lyrics and storytelling behind the track?
I was inspired by specific moments and details about a relationship in which I was both incredibly beautiful and extremely difficult at the same time. To me, this song describes a relationship in which both people wish they could change something about the other in the hopes that the relationship could work. Sometimes you try so hard for something that just doesn’t work, and is heartbreaking.
What was your favorite part of recording this music video?
Driving around New York, Montauk and Fire Island in a vintage BMW was a lot of fun for me. I grew up in New England so it was also nice to be back east on a cold beach, in my hometown environment.
You’ve also been busy releasing several singles and collaborations this year with TWIN XL, DREAMERS, Wes Period and more. What did you like the most about your collaboration this year?
It’s been great lately to collaborate with people that I fuck with. It is important for me that I am inspired by the artists, groups and writers with whom I work because if not, what is the point?
Most recently, you worked with Onlychild on âSloppy,â where we hear you exploring new, even grittier hardcore elements. How did this collaboration come together and what was the most surprising part of the writing process?
It was born from an idea I had to marry elements of hyperpop with a screaming chorus. I wanted to scream on a track for a while, and I knew Jordan [Witzigreuter, Onlychild, the Ready Set] would be great to bring this style to life and do it in a unique way. We worked with our friend Colin Dieden [Little Hurt], with whom I wrote a bunch of songs, including âE-Girlâ and â2lateâ. Jordan and I are talking about putting together a collection of songs around this collaboration, so you might see that in the future.
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Noll launched the alter ego in 2019, sharing singles such as â2late,â âChemicalsâ that year, and then âGeminiâ in 2020.
It’s no wonder that American Teeth is one of the 100 artists you must know this year, as he has worked hard to create some very energetic tracks and to create collaborations such as “Barred Out” with TWIN. XL, âStill Not Deadâ with DREAMERS and Wes Period, âSloppyâ with Onlychild and co-written with Dieden from Little Hurt, with more promises on the go.
Before releasing her music video “Fix You”, American Teeth released her music video “One Of These Days”, which encompasses the feeling of wasting a day and drifting through the hours, seemingly out of control. Many listeners can instantly relate to this soulful, pop-infused song with ironically bright and eye-catching hooks juxtaposed against its darker narrative.
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This is really just the start for the artist, so be sure to follow Noll on his journey via Instagram, Twitter and Spotify.