American Aquarium ‘The Man I’m Supposed to Be’
When BJ Barhan sings something, you believe him. Earlier this month we shared a new song from American Aquarium with you, called The Man I'm Supposed to Be. Today the guys released the video for the song, it's powerful.
This was my first attempt at ever writing a love song, because it was one of the first times I’d ever been moved enough to write a love song,” says leader BJ Barham. “I’ve had plenty of the bad, so it was a bit challenging at first. I’ve made a career off of sad bastard breakup songs, so who am I to write about being happy? I wrote the song as an open declaration to my wife [then girlfriend] explaining that while I may not be a lot of things, at the end of the day I am hers. This is just a song letting her know that I don’t take one day for granted when I’m with her.