Releasing another banger into the wild, Ben Kidson’s Money ignites alternative pop in all the right places
Never considering pop music to be a path, we’re so happy that Ben Kidson found his sound and musical identity within the pop world. If you’ve been following this site for a few months, you’ll already know how wonderful Ben’s music is. Returning with another anthem, the continual strong songwriting force lifts expectations with each release. With a sense of an indie essence, the electronica in the new number is polished but still holding onto a nostalgic face. “Money” just proves to be another statement that needs to be heard from Ben.
Ben said this on the track: ‘I wrote this tune with a few guys from this band Eliza & The Bear like two years ago and it sat as an acoustic demo in my phone for so long before I re-discovered it listening through to stuff drunk on my way home from a night out. It ended up in like three different incarnations before this one. I wrote the lyrics around this idea of people who promise that they will help you to achieve in any way they can, but very rarely do they actually come through with anything. That would be fine, but often you find yourself dependent on something or someone that isn’t really there.’
We all know the meaning of ‘Put your money where your mouth is’ and the attitude that flavours throughout the number identifies to stick to your own opinion and actually give some evidence if you’re going to talk the talk. Heavily sampled of 90s video game sounds, the hidden gems are vibrant once heard. It’s like finding an easter egg in a Black Mirror episode and once you’ve found it, you’ll always hear it. “Money” may stick with an indie pop approach, but it’s R&B influence screams with originality. Another iconic number from an artist who we will never be tired of hearing.
Keep being you, Ben!