“Never Meant” - American Football
American Football was an emo/indie rock band from Urbana, Illinois that formed in 1997. “Never Meant” is the opening track to their first and only full-length release, American Football. While the group disbanded in 2000, guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Mike Kinsella went on to play in the influential Chicago-based band Cap’n Jazz, and continues to write and perform independently as Owen. An early gem in Kinsella’s extensive catalog, “Never Meant” showcases the melodic, intricate songwriting that he has come to represent.