Widowspeak: Money

Plum will be the new album by New York duo, Widowspeak, expected out August 23rd, 2020 via Captured Tracks. The band recently returned with new single, Breadwinner, which they now follow with the mesmeric dreampop cut, Money, and it's beautiful accompanying clip.

"I’ve been thinking a lot about the things we tell ourselves in order to 'forget' the toll of our collective actions: whatever makes it easier to forgive what we’re complicit in," Molly Hamilton elaborates on the new song. "Some of that is related to the environment and how people have trained themselves to tune out 'environmentalist propaganda'. We made part of the video at a park in Kingston and the archival footage is mostly pulled from films aimed at employees or shareholders of various industries. The narration for many of them (forestry, agriculture, mining, energy) was surprisingly concerned with the dangers of an environment out of balance… Shows you that we haven't learned much in the last 70 years. On the other hand, the lyrics are also about capitalism and how it trains us to see everything in terms of value, even our experiences, and we get so caught up in seeking some sort of return on investment that we ignore the damage we inflict (on people, on ourselves, on the planet)."

Just like Breadwinner, the new single circles around the world's fixation on monetization, and attempts to find a deeper meaning in the actions which lead to the status of today's capitalism.

Video directed by Widowspeak

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