|American Teeth, the sonic alter ego of Elisha Noll, has shared two new and incredibly intimate tracks — “Hospital” and “Waiting Room.”|
Stream “Hospital” or watch the video here.
Stream “Waiting Room” or watch the video here.
“Hospital” is a deeply personal and emotive track that will tug at the heartstrings. The song is raw and vulnerable, as it explores the artist’s complicated relationship with hospitals and the painful memories that come with them. With haunting lyrics and a poignant melody, the song is a powerful reflection on loss, grief, and, ultimately, the journey towards healing. This is just the beginning of what promises to be a deeply moving and honest collection of songs from American Teeth.
“The song is written about my relationship to ‘Hospitals,'” the artist says, laying his cards face up on the table. “I lost my dad to cancer when I was 12, at the same hospital in Portland, Maine that I would wake up in from my open-heart surgery three years later. I was in the same ICU unit, two rooms down from where I last saw him, and was told that I was talking to him in a half-awake morphine daze. Hospitals felt like a second home for much of my life as my family lived in and out of various hospitals while he was getting treatment, but now they continue to represent many unpleasant memories. This is the first release in a series of songs that tell my story of growing up and dealing with parts of my life that I want to go back and process.”
“Waiting Room” is just personal for American Teeth.
“‘Waiting Room’ is a sonic representation of what I remember it feeling like to be a kid living in and out of hospitals for years at a time while my dad was being treated for cancer for the first 12 years of my life,” American Teeth says. “Constantly being in a wondrous, childlike state, while being surrounded by the fear and uncertainty of losing someone who was meant to show me how to live.”
American Teeeth’s debut album We Should Be Having Fun is out now via Fearless Records. LISTEN TO MORE AMERICAN TEETH:
“SICK” (Feat. Phem + DE’WAYNE)
“SELFISH” (Feat. The Ready Set)