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WATCH: Dallas Ugly, “Money”

May 9, 2022

WATCH: Dallas Ugly,

Artist: Dallas Ugly
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Money”
Album: Watch Me Learn
Release Date: April 8, 2022
Label: Adhyaropa Records

In Their Words: “I wrote this song at the start of the pandemic when every musician I knew was just manically grabbing for some form of productivity or semblance of work — Zoom concerts that felt hollow, posting videos on Instagram to show the world they were still making something, going live to stream their practice sessions, etc. We couldn’t stop making art just because people stopped paying us, but it became clear that money was the source of a lot of validation prior to the shutdown. It’s ultimately a song about capitalism and being an artist in a capitalist world: You have to make a living out of your art, but as soon as you’re succeeding at that, you’re feeding into the capitalist system that will continue to make your life more difficult. We filmed this performance of ‘Money’ at Isis Music Hall in Asheville with Old Home Place Recordings.” — Libby Weitnauer, Dallas Ugly

Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Raitz. Video Credit: Old Home Place Recordings

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