MONEY – “I’ll Be The Night” (Stereogum Premiere)
“When I was a child, I made a deal against the sun/ That if it died out that I would carry on,” Jamie Lee sings on “I’ll Be The Night,” the second single from MONEY’s forthcoming sophomore album, Suicide Songs. That’s the kind of bold, dramatic statement that the Manchester band has made their name on so far — deep sadness coupled with an encouraging resilience. Lee’s voice is met with a discordant, crashing harmony of strings and muffled drums. “I’ll be the night,” he wails, giving life to that which can seem most scary. It’s personal dramas splayed out on epic scale: “empires tumbling down,” all over being lonely and wanting love. He sends up prayers, and makes promises he can’t possibly keep, and carries on. Listen below.