It wasn’t enough to have Bonnie McKee swing by Idolator headquarters to talk about her new tunes and artistic vision, the song that got away (sigh!) and her working relationship with Katy Perry — no, the singer-songwriter and superstar-in-the-making also indulged us with a super-stripped-down acoustic performance of “American Girl,” her first song since signing as an artist to Epic Records.
With just two backing vocalists and guitar for support, the performance shows off McKee’s vocal prowess (those melismas toward the end!) and just how damn good a song “American Girl” is in its DNA — a classic, patriotic romp.
Watch her performance up top, then grab “American Girl” on iTunes.