Chasing the American Dream: In Conversation with Britney Manson

We had the chance to chat with artist, model, influencer, and provocateur, Britney Manson following the release of her latest single and video for “American Dream.” Featuring dazzling strobe lights and stunning outfits, the video is a sensory extravaganza. Britney not only wrote and co-directed the video but also crafted the design, proving that it’s her world, and we’re merely spectators. The single follows the viral sensation “FASHION,” which has amassed over 120 million streams worldwide. At 28, Britney skillfully melds girly pop vocals with profound lyrical content, breaking free from traditional genre boundaries. Her music embodies a harmonious blend of mainstream and underground culture, echoing her dynamic artistry. Rooted in her personal experiences and goals, “American Dream” exudes raw emotion and unapologetic authenticity. This upbeat dance track motivates listeners to seize opportunities and fearlessly pursue their aspirations. Drawing inspiration from the iconic sounds of the late 2000s and early 2010s, Britney honours her musical forebears while crafting a distinctive path of her own.

KALTBLUT: Your latest music video for ‘American Dream’ is a bold tribute to Britney Spears. Can you share more about the decision to honour her in this way and how you incorporated elements of her iconic style into your visuals?

This song is all about the dreams of being successful! Do or die, straight to the goals! But we never talk about the dark side of being successful, and let’s be honest- there’s a lot of side effects. That’s why I dedicated the whole song and MV to the person who knows all about it- to Britney Spears herself 

KALTBLUT: You’ve mentioned that the video for ‘American Dream’ is a message of empowerment for women. How do you personally relate to this theme, and what do you hope your viewers take away from it?

Girl power! God damn I love women so much, when it comes to women’s rights or emancipation I’m first in the line to support this movement! I think feminism is great, and I’m totally staying on this side, we need to talk about it more, IT’S GOD DAMN TIME!

KALTBLUT: ‘American Dream’ discusses the relentless pursuit of success. Can you elaborate on the personal experiences that inspired this song?

Everything that I ever wanted is to be famous and successful! And I don’t think it’s bad, I was incredibly delusional and truly believed it was gonna happen! 

KALTBLUT: Drawing inspiration from the late 2000s to early 2010s, particularly Britney Spears’s ‘Blackout’ album, how do you think this era has influenced your artistic vision?

“Blackout” by Britney Spears, “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga and “Humanoid” by Tokio Hotel – these albums built me as an artist:) you probably can see the influence from a mile! In general, I think early 2010s are so underrated! So I’m here to bring this era back.

Britney Manson by Milena Zara

KALTBLUT: Starting as a model and now a successful musician, how have your early experiences in the fashion industry impacted your music career?

There’s one thing about my music- all my songs have a “runway” beat! I’d definitely describe my music genre as “fashion core”- you don’t need to find “runway” type of music, just play Britney Manson! The fashion industry is definitely my biggest inspiration and I’m here to make u feel like a supermodel!

KALTBLUT: As a trans artist and influencer, you’ve gained a substantial following and have become a significant voice for diversity and representation. How do you navigate your role as a public figure in advocating for these issues?

The fact that I’m a trans woman means nothing when it comes to my career- I have nothing to hide, but I’ve never used my identity as a PR tool etc. At first, I’m a talented person, and the rest doesn’t really matter. But the thing is- representation does really matter, especially when it comes to queer kids and minors. I used to be one of them, I remember how important it was to see your “role model”. My own icons- Bill Kaulitz and Andreja Pejic- literally helped me to survive back then, and I’m still grateful for it. So if I could be a role model for my fans- I can’t be more happy about it, it means a lot to me. 

KALTBLUT: With such a popular presence on social media platforms like TikTok, how do you think social media has affected your career, both positively and negatively?

Thanks TikTok for changing my life! Thanks to all social media for changing the whole media business! I’m in love with a new reality that we live in, we aspiring artists, models, actors, etc don’t need powerful agents or big bosses that much anymore. Just look around- I’m obsessed with the brand new wave of artists- Odetari, Ayesha Erotica, 6arelyhuman, Asteria, Kets4eki, 9lives…and there’s much more young and talented people.10 years ago…we probably could never, but now it’s time and we are here! 

KALTBLUT: What’s next for Britney Manson? Are there any upcoming projects or collaborations that your fans should be excited about?

My brand new(puss) song “I’m sorry my lovely boy” is coming on the last day of spring- May 31! Stream everywhere and walk like a rockstar xx 


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