Supermodel, Maneskin’s new song: the meaning of the lyrics

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It had been expected for a few days and came out on time at midnight on May 13, in time to be presented at the Eurovision Song Contest final. The new Måneskin song is called Supermodel and is a rough song, which takes up the famous riff of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit. On the single cover, the entire band flaunts a life of luxury in a villa with a swimming pool, while a lifeless body floats behind them, a strong image that already foretells the meaning of the lyrics.

You can listen to the song in full below, from the official Måneskin Youtube channel.

The lyrics and the meaning of the song

Supermodel speaks critically of an imaginary girl who embodies the deep materialism of those who pursue their celebrity status, doing everything to build their image and not caring about feelings, values or healthy lifestyles. The meaning of the song is therefore an attack to the hedonism of a slice of society that only cares about the appearance. The song was born during the Maneskin’s stay in Los Angeles.

In the lyrics, the voice explicitly warns: don’t fall in love with that girl. Her interest is in drugs and money, and her real boyfriend is rock’n’roll. Don’t count on her ever bonding with you.

You can find the full lyrics below:

Alone at parties in a deadly silhouette
she love the co*aine but co*aine don’t love her back
when she upset she talks tomorrow and takes deep breaths
she’s a 90’s supermodel uh-uh-uh
way back in high school
when she was a good christian
i used to know her
but she’s got a new best friend
a drag queen named the virgin Mary takes confessions

She’s a 90’s supermodel
yeah, she’s a monster, my compliments
if you wanna love her, just deal with that
she’ll never love you
more than money and cigarettes

Every night’s a heartbreak
hey, don’t think about it
hey, just let it go
‘cause her boyfriend is the rock’n’roll
savor every moment till she has to go
‘cause her boyfriend is the rock’n’roll

Alone at parties
she’s working around the clock
when you’re not looking
she’s stealing your Basquiat
low waisted pants on Onlyfans i’ll pay for that

She’s a 90’s supermodel
yeah, she’s a monster, my compliments
if you wanna love her, just deal with that
she’ll never love you
you just gonna be like her dad

Every night’s a heartbreak
hey, don’t think about it
hey, just let it go
‘cause her boyfriend is the rock’n’roll
savor every moment till she has to go
‘cause her boyfriend is the rock’n’roll

She’s a 90’s supermodel
She’s a 90’s supermodel