Brooklyn-based electronic, indie pop musician, Paul Natural, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album Only Friends with the new single “Eat All My Money” featuring Airplane Man. Along with a trippy music video that digs into a chillwave style of sci-fi, it’s music that just feels good and animation that is gorgeous to look at.
“The inspiration for this song came from the summer before COVID hit NYC and Daniel [of Airplane Man] had just moved to Brooklyn. Drawing directly from the lifestyle in our neighborhood that is full of artist and film crews at all times. One is always out and about consuming something. Then when lockdown hit the song took one a whole different meaning, which contributes to the duplicitous nature of the arrangement with the acoustic guitar gently leading you in until the sub bass hits you right in the chest…or…wallet?”
With consumption leading as the primary theme or inspiration, we get plenty of scenes where money falls from the sky and over massive cliff sides. Sometimes the money gets sucked up by a mysterious space cloud that swirls into a vibrant neon green vortex.
“I wanted this video to represent two very present themes in this song” Paul Natural says. “The feeling of being on cloud 9 and the knowledge that the only way you get there is by spending money. The video begins in the obvious place, money falling, but I wanted to represent it in a more abstract form as well as place it in some form of a city. The fact that we have a self-consuming cloud that swirls and seemingly draws its power from money is meant to illustrate the rapturous feeling of spending money on something like eating while also showing the chaotic nature of how most people living in NYC actually treat money.”
“Eat All My Money” is available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The accompanying music video is also available on YouTube. As you’d expect, we’ve got it on our Spotify and YouTube playlists, respectively.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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