Thursday, March 19, 2015

On Repeat: "BILLS!"

This came on the radio during my drive home today and... Lawdhammercy. I'm calling it. If this song doesn't become a monster hit around the world, something is wrong.

Those simple yet catchy lyrics? The accurate description of the day-in, day-out life of responsible adults? (So I hear at least; this chick can't relate since she doesn't have any bills yet, but I hear Ma and all the other grownups talking about it all the time so it must be true. Folks will have you out here thinking there's nothing more to life than bills, monotony and exhaustion, but I digress.) And THEM CHURCH CHORDS?! Anyone who's grown up in church and listens to the song will know exactly what I mean. THEM PIANO CHORDS IS CHURCH CHORDS. I don't know how this man managed to mix church chord progressions with EDM untz-untz and make it sound good─no, better than good!─but he did it and I'm all for it.

I can totally see this tune having an effect similar to what Big Sean's "IDFWU" has had on people the past couple of months. On the one hand it's a club-banger that will get people on their feet with the quickness. But it's also the type of song that people love to lose their minds and scream along to for release, recalling all the crap they've gone through that the song makes them think about. Bitterness + humor + danceable beat = blazing song. Why not? I can hear folks scream-singing already:


Bravo to you, LunchMoney Lewis, for being seen as a #BeautifulBigandBlack family man in your MV and doing your thing with this song. Your debut single, to boot! If this is only the beginning then wooo-wheee, I'm scared of you!

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