American Merit Debuts ‘City’ Video

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Independent rock band American Merit debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘City‘ Tuesday. The video features the band performing its new single casually in what looks like a house’s living room. The sun shines brightly into the house through a series of windows as the band performs its high-energy southern rock composition while cameras capture every angle of the song.

Front man Alex Smith talked about the song’s infectious, guitar-driven arrangement during a recent interview.

“City is a song that was 4 years in the making from conception to finished product,” said Smith. “Once we finally got together we finished it in a few days. I carried that rhythm around in the back of my head like loose change in my pocket. Whenever I’d get bored or needed something to work on, there it was…”

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement matches well with that composition. That is because it comes across as being a statement from a person who just can’t seem to sit still and wants to get out and just have a good time. That is inferred as Smith sings, “Headed to the city/Gonna have ourselves a time/Got a few dollars in my pocket…save my last dime.” He goes on, singing, “Take me to the city/Take me to my grave.” There is even a mention here of loving the city even with all of its defects, such as hookers and cops.

‘City’ is available to stream and download through Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon.

American Merit formed in 2018. It features the lineup up Alex Smith, Daniel Lightfoot, Russell McClendon, and Evan Shepperd. More information on the band is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:




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