I’m always looking for something new. As I said in an earlier post, I tend to exhaust myself on certain songs and artists (I’ve had a hard time listening to Mumford & Sons for about three years now).
So when this popped up in my Spotify, I immediately decided to save it.
Lunchmoney Lewis isn’t an easy artist to find out about. He collabed with Nicki Minaj on “Trini Dem Girls,” but other than “Bills,” there’s no singles from him yet.
But “Bills” is a great debut. It has a shit-ton of heart, and (don’t shoot me for this) reminds me of “Uptown Funk,” in that it’s bringing back soul but with a modern flair. Lewis’ voice is smooth and approachable, in addition to a fun piano line and trumpet solo. It feels way more homegrown than a lot of the autotune, EDM and intricate beats that are playing on the radio now. It’s super-upbeat and humanizes the idea of not being rich.
I got Bills I gotta pay
So I’ma gonn’ work work work every day
I got mouths I gotta feed,
So I’ma gonn’ make sure everybody eats
I got Bills!!
I can guarantee that this one is going to be a big summer hit. It’s already Number 1 in Australia, and it’s working its way up here in USA, too. Plus, Lewis received a shout-out from Rolling Stone, which (love them, or hate them) is only going to further his exposure.
I’m really hoping that when his album drops it is as fun and engaging as this song, because I’ll be kicking it on repeat if that’s the case.
Here’s to summer (which is on its way) and unfortunately, here’s to being broke.