Back in May, Papa Roach released their ninth studio album “Crooked Teeth”. Loudwire praised the album’s mix of old and new sounds from the band, concluding that “It’s obvious Papa Roach aren’t straying too far outside of the lines of what made them so appealing in both the beginning of their career and in recent years, but at almost a quarter century into the game when so many of their peers have been forgotten, they continue to stay relevant. What’s most compelling about the band, other then their more than admirable longevity, is continually trying to find the balance between the then and the now. On Crooked Teeth, it’s by far the closest they’ve come to giving fans of both eras an equal helping of each, which is no easy feat.” American Dreams marks a return to the ‘nu-metal’ style that put the band on the map. Lyrically, the song explores sentiments of doubt and detriment in the concept of “The American Dream” and were inspired by Shaddix’s resentment of current state of American politics, notably the lowbrow arguments of the 2016 Presidential Debates.