Following the success of their late 2022 release Somebody Loves You and their early 2023 collab with FEELDs on Was It Ever Really Anything?, Western Australian-based duo, The Money War, are stripping things back with their new single Ride, out on Friday May 26. The duo are also announcing the release of their EP ‘I Don’t Hear You Anymore’, out June 23.
Inspired by the idea of living in the moment, Ride captures the essence of happiness in simplicity. With minimal production, the single features only stripped back guitar and vocals, providing a liberating energy to sit and resonate with.
Lead vocals from Dylan Ollivierre, backed up by Carmen Pepper, deliver a lulling, easy-going track that showcases the duo’s emotive lyricism and raw talent.
Speaking on the unplugged essence of the track, Ollivierre states: “I wanted the song to feel like a ‘lost demo’, a bit rough around the edges and to feel like someone playing a song in their bedroom. The aim was to make the song feel emotive without all the production bells and whistles.”
Pepper adds to what the song means to the two, “We’re currently at a point in our lives where things are pretty chaotic with raising a young family and trying to juggle a few different projects. I sometimes find myself wishing the time away and dreaming of a day when we can have a bit more freedom, so I have to remind myself that this is such an important time for us and we should enjoy it while we’re in it.”
As a BMG/Mirror Publishing-signed duo, The Money War has toured nationally with acts Meg Mac, Dope Lemon, Holy Holy and many more. Their dreamy indie-folk stylings are reflected in Ride, with Ollivierre‘s and Pepper‘s vocals blending seamlessly over the stripped back guitar.
With over 3 million streams on Spotify, The Money War has seen continued support from the likes of Tone Deaf, Rolling Stone AU, Blunt Mag, NME, and The Music, and has performed at local festivals like FOTSUN, as well as international stages at SXSW, BIGSOUND, and Southbound Festival.
Ride is a poignant reminder to cherish life’s moments, and with its authentic and raw sound, the single is sure to be a hit among fans and critics alike. Join The Money War on a journey when Ride released on Friday May 26. The EP, ‘I Don’t Hear You Anymore’ will follow on June 23.
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‘I Don’t Hear You Anymore’ EP is set for release on June 23
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