It took until nearly the end of June, but the song of summer 2013 is FINALLY here: Bonnie McKee’s, “American Girl.” Yeah, I know I’ve gushed about Bonnie’s live rendition of “American Girl” already, but the studio version, which premiered today via the above celebrity filled Youtube video, is truly something special. It’s pure pop, but it’s disco. It’s Blondie, but it’s also incredibly current. There’s even shades of Katy and Ke$ha. Bonnie may have crafted the perfect pop song.
“I’m describing my own coming of age as a teenage girl in America, and how the whole world was open to me and I could be anything,” Bonnie said of the song in an interview with KIIS FM on Monday. And “American Girl” is so full of that teenage energy and joy, you just can’t help but sing along. And that’s really the whole point of pop music – uniting listeners and inspiring them to sing with you. Of course, it helps that Bonnie is one of the most talented hook writers in the business – the entire song was expertly designed to get stuck in your head.
So what about the song’s chart and radio potential? Just look at who Bonnie recruited for the promo video – Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kathy Griffin, Macklemore, Joan Rivers, Jewel, Jason DeRulo, George Takei, Jane Lynch, Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Lambert, and Jenny McCarthy – just to name a few! Bonnie’s years of songwriting for the pop elite have helped her to gain a ton of industry support. I think there’s a good chance this video could go viral, hopefully igniting the public’s interest in Bonnie and the song. “American Girl” just needs the right opportunity and I really think it could be a smash hit.
“American Girl” is currently available for free download via Bonnie’s official website. Get it while you can, and tell your friends!! I just love this girl.