Music MONEY share new single 'I'll Be The Night'
Photo: Joe Wilson
In 2013, MONEY released their debut album 'The Shadow Of Heaven', following only a handful of shows that felt more like communions in out-of-the-way venues, advertised only by word-of-mouth.
Two years on, and MONEY are set to release new album, 'Suicide Songs' on 29 January via Bella Union. The band have shared new single from the album - 'I'll Be The Night' which you can listen to here.
Before The Shadow of Heaven was even conceived, MONEY had been quietly honing their art in Manchester, where the three members (Jamie Lee, Billy Byron and Charlie Cocksedge) met whilst studying. Only two singles had been released (‘Who’s Going to Love You Now’ on Manchester independent Sways, and ‘So Long (God is Dead)’ on French independent Almost Musique) before Bella Union tracked them down.
“For me,” Jamie says, “The Shadow Of Heaven had a gloss to it, which didn’t feel right. And I wasn’t focused enough. This time, I wanted more truth, for it to sound more organic, and natural.”
To this end, Jamie moved back to South London, with, “the objective of becoming the best writer I could be, writing poetry as well as songs that were connected as kin.” Meanwhile, Billy and Charlie continued to write and produce music in Manchester.
Reunited in Manchester, Jamie recalls drunkenness, and mental ill-health, lost in
self-doubt, of “internal disputes about the music's direction… songs but no palpable direction. The outlook was fairly bleak. But we stuck together.
“The new record is morbid and bleak, and never resolves itself. The only real kind of triumphant realisation is being able to express the morbidity of the situation I found myself in.”
MONEY play LEAF on Friday 12 February 2016.