“Money,” the second single from Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer Illicit Ghost (out 11/9 via AWAL), is a cover of Pink Floyd’s original version from 1973. In this self produced version, furious synths and a raw vocal performance give way to a fearless track that reminds listeners that money isn’t everything.
“So many people are driven by greed today – I try to stay away from people like that at all costs,” explains Illicit Ghost. “Life is not about how much money you have, spent, or made…it’s about enriching each other’s lives with kindness, creativity and positivity. I thought about writing my own song about money but didn’t dare attempt it. When it comes to money, no one can say it better than Pink Floyd.”
A self proclaimed “loner” in high school, Ghost spent many weekends alone at night listening to “Dark Side of the Moon” to escape the otherwise unavoidable small town drama and gossip. “I always felt like an outsider because I was quiet. Music was my only escape to something bigger.”
“Money is a good way to give listeners an idea of what is yet to come without revealing too much too soon. My music has a lot of different sides to it. I’d also like people to get a better sense of my productions, as I did this one on my own.”
“Money” by Illicit Ghost will be released on all streaming platforms 11/ 9 via AWAL. Illicit Ghost is currently finishing production on more singles to be released into 2019.