June 23, 2020

Widowspeak - "Money"

Widowspeak have shared a new track and announced their fifth album, Plum, out in August via Captured Tracks.

With a guitar riff that gracefully channels George Harrison's "Wah Wah," Widowspeak embrace their wonderfully crafted folk inspired dream-pop on their latest single, "Money." This country ballad is still ripe with their exquisite charm that has permeated their sound for years and the golden-tinged acoustic tones give it some simple, yet touching textures. A post on Bandcamp states, “'Money' is particularly hypnotic, built around a repeating, cyclical motif that serves as both skeleton and body. 'Will you get back what you put in?' Hamilton asks over an insistent guitar riff. The line is delivered with a knowingness that transcends its surface critiques of late-stage capitalism, asking both herself and the listener whether this is, in fact, the world we want to live in. A world that increasingly sees monetization as the greatest goal, even at such great expense to ourselves, and especially our future. What does it mean to contribute? And what is the cost of 'selling out'?"

Plum is out August 28 on Captured Tracks.

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