I'm just gonna say it, the song isn't that great and the I didn't get the "message" in the video. I miss old childish like freaks n geeks and sweatpants
@Oh so cherry, The message was pretty clear. America is using entertainment (the dances and his open copying of modern artists like Lil Pump and Aminé) to distract from violence and tragedy, like the different murders, suicides and riots that go on in the background. Occasionally, there is a spillover: I.e. when he pulls out the rifle and shoots the church choir (Dylan Roof comes to mind) but after a pause, the dancing continues with the “real people” being the only ones who react by protesting in the back, then rioting as the violence escalates. This song wasn’t lyrically complex at all, but the complexity comes through it’s simplicity and juxtaposition of the imagery and not only what is being said, but the way it is being sad.
@Oh so cherry, The song is okay, but I actually love the video. It's shot pretty well, and the sheer audacity of everything that happens (particularly the choir scene) makes it morbidly entertaining. If nothing else, it got me listening to the rest of his music, which I enjoy.
@Oh so cherry, the song is alright, it's interesting to say the least; but vice news and the rest are blowing it out of proportion with how "meaningful" it is. It gets its point across, it's not sacred and we should all meme the hell out of whatever we want.
@Oh so cherry, I haven’t watched it nor heard the song. Couldn’t care less about the “message” cause it aggravates me a bit when someone generalizes America because of their skewed viewpoint. On any side or any issue “this is America,” the only generalization that would fit is “America is divided on many issues”
@Richard Cypher, no one says "this is America" anymore without comparing it to something awful when this is one of the least awful countries on the planet
@Richard Cypher, “I haven’t seen it but here’s my opinion on it.”
@SimonPetrikov, i just cant stand how people are hailing it as some sacred message when, while it was a good video, its a pretty simple message. Then everyone attacks those who "mock" it by memeing it as if you cant understand the message and joke about it at the same time
@gettinitfosho, Yeah, I don't see any problem with criticizing it or joking about it, but I'm convinced that Churlish Clambino himself wouldn't care.