Today we're premiering the gorgeous new single, "New Money," from Nashville-based, alt pop-rock group, LEAGUES
. "All I got is me, I'll give you everything,"
they sing, inferring they have no superficial things to offer -- but they've got love. It's an uplifting track that incorporates some R&B/pop influences sonically, with desperate, passionate vocals reminiscent of Modest Mouse or Twenty One Pilots. Thad Cockrell explains, "Growing up in a middle-class family and living under the poverty line for most of my adult life while trying to make it as an artist has been an interesting journey. I have always felt the gap between 'The Haves and the Have Nots.' I have also watched the ship sail until completely out of view." They understand what it's like to feel hopeless and come from nothing. Their story is authentic -- they've experienced poverty first hand, but the best part is that they've taken the shittiness that was given to them and turned it into something positive and beautiful.
"The truth is, most of us will never know what it's like to be wealthy, nor are the rich ever going to just give up their money. So Jeremy and I thought, what would it look like for us to create a 'new economy?' Let's rob the bank, break into the vaults and allow people to take as much as they want. From that idea, we came up with 'meaning is the new money.' To us, it feels like a beautiful form of rebellion. You can take the old, we'll take the 'new money.'" Creating a beautiful concept, LEAGUES execute it perfectly with this new song which is off their forthcoming sophomore record, Alone Together
, out September 9th.