Widowspeak Breathe New Resonance Into Old Clichés On "Money"


Widowspeak Breathe New Resonance Into Old Clichés On "Money"

Brooklyn indie veterans Widowspeak reminded us how beautiful their country-tinged dream-pop can be when they returned last month with “Breadwinner,” their first new song in three years. As you might expect, it turns out that song was our first taste of a new album dropping this year. It’s called Plum, it’s out at the end of August, and today we get to hear another song from it.

“Money,” Widowspeak’s new single out today, is driving yet calm, a subtle echo chamber powered by a slapping drumbeat and a recurring high-end guitar riff. Continuing the working person’s plight explored on “Breadwinner,” Molly Hamilton breathily intones, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” She also fits in one of the more durable and flexible phrases in recent years, “What a time to be alive.” She has a way of breathing new resonance into well-worn clichés.

Hear the pretty and propulsive “Money” below.

01 “Plum”
02 “The Good Ones”
03 “Money”
04 “Breadwinner”
05 “Even True Love”
06 “Amy”
07 “Sure Thing”
08 “Jeannie”
09 “Y2k”

Plum is out 8/28 on Captured Tracks. Pre-order it here.

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