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I Can Pay For It: A song about shopping, money & being rich

My new music video is a video response to ‘The Banker’ by Craig-James Moncur.
Watch the monologue here:

And watch the music video ‘I Can Pay For It’ here:

Download on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-can-pay-for-it-ep/id1041118512
Mr. Moncur’s video is an amazing monologue and shows a banker (actor Mike Daviot) airing his views on the matter of the Elite controlling the minds of the masses, where my video and song in a comic, alternative rock way is talking about the average person living in our society feeling no suspicion about the whole situation. Here in Europe and the EU we are now experiencing changes that can only remind us of times before the French Revolution. Innocent people in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and other places not only in Europe but in the whole world is suffering, because of the works of a totally corrupted system. We were told that we were all free but we are not really free. Here’s a relevant Frank Zappa quote that I love:”The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.” Frank Zappa.
And an extract from Moncur’s monologue:

‘…We control the money that controls your lives
Whilst you worship false idols and wouldn’t think twice
Of selling your souls for a place in the sun
These things that won’t matter when your time is done…’
The lyrics of I Can Pay For It. It’s all about shopping, money and being rich baby!!

I want a good car,
I want a fancy car,
I want a blue car, orange car or yellow car
I wanna drive around the city like the king I should have been
To travel everywhere, to show off anywhere
To park it where I want as long I want and not care
To take me everywhere, to show off anywhere
I’m just a shallow guy with nothing else to care about
I want to drive around a fast car
I want to drive around a fast car
I want to drive around a fast car
I want to drive around a fast car
Yeah I so want to feel important, yeah I just want to be important

I want a bigger house, I want a fancy fridge
I want to eat in posh hotels with many swimming pools
I want expensive clothes, I want that rotten cheese,
I want the oldest wine you have Sir I can pay for it
I want to drive around a fast car
I want to drive around a fast car
I want to drive around a fast car
I want to drive around a fast car
Yeah I so want to feel important, yeah I just want to be important
All the things that I need
All the things that I need
All the things that I need
All the things that I need
What about life what about love
What about all the simple things in life,
Family friends, mountains and lakes,
What about all the simple things in life…
I want to recharge, let me breathe once more again… ah…
Yeah I so want to feel important, yeah I just want to be important

 

With this song and actually with the whole new EP I want to express and share my frustration about what’s happening in Europe. A Europe that was once a story we all believed in.
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E-Mute Interview with We Ask The Questions

E-Mute, ‘I Can Pay For It’ EP – Interview

Here is the whole interview I gave to the good people at the We Ask The Questions website. Find the original post here and also find more reviews and interviews from indie artists

With new EP ‘I Can Pay For It’ out now, E Mute is an independent artist with a social conscience. With lyrics which take a sly, sideways look at the world as it is today, we thought he would be the perfect person to get to know in his own words. And we were right – check out this interview below.

'I Can Pay For It''- A Collection of Songs (8)

 

Hear ‘I Can Pay For It’ on Spotify

  1. Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?

My sister had a big vinyl collection and I discovered it. Until then, I was just listening to mainstream pop as kids do. The intro of rock and roll really shook my whole existence. I got more and more into my sister’s album collection: The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Janis Joplin. These are some names that changed my life. Then I gradually dove into all sorts of music: punk, metal, grunge, jazz, fusion, classical, and even drum n’ bass. But I never got heavily into rap, hip hop and dance music. Oh and let’s not forget Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kasabian, Muse, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, I can keep going forever!

  1. What are your main ambitions in the industry?

I just want to create good music and become better and better at it, and work with great people. Music is my whole world.

  1. When did you start writing your own songs/music?

I played in many bands as a drummer, mainly cover bands. My first original material band was called Furdelux, a seven-piece retro Mod/funk outfit from London performing a mix of covers and our own songs. |In 2006, I met Scott James (ex-Stereophonics) and we put together a band that did not last more than a couple of years, it fell apart because of disagreements. After the band had finished I was writing more than I ever had before, and I also began to discover my voice – not just as a songwriter, but as a vocalist. Soon I found that my teaching and work as a session drummer were leaving me no time to work on my songwriting. In order to devote time to my new project, I decided to drop most of my paying work to focus on songwriting, and began recording demos as E-MUTE.

  1. What would you say is your music career highlight to date?

Meeting Scott James and playing in a band with him, opening for artist P.P. Arnold at the University of London and also at the Lerida Music Festival in Spain. In 2005, Meeting Bias Boshell, the Moody Blues’ keyboard player coincidentally, while rehearsing at the same studios in London. That connection resulted working together on a one song recording project for an ex-James Bond girl with producer Pip Williams, who had produced Uriah Heep and Dido, among others. I also performed and toured in Greece with many famous artists there.

  1. Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?

Quick recipe:

225g Led Zeppelin

25g Nirvana

1 Radiohead clove (crushed)

400g Muse mini fillets

1x Red Hot Chilli Peppers (deseeded and finely chopped)

1½ tbsp extra-virgin Pink Floyd

300g of Foo-Fighters (roughly chopped)

handful pitted black Deep Purples

1, finely sliced Porcupine Tree

100g of Jazz and Funk,

crumbled small bunch of Classical (chopped)

juice and zest ½ of Kasabian/Franz Ferdinand

6. What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?

Let me answer this with a quote by the incredible Frank Zappa. ‘’The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.’’ Look at what is happening in Europe right now. Indebted nations that cannot devalue their currency, EU policy is dictated by big corporations and EU citizens are slowly but surely losing their political and social rights, and what do we do? Shopping. Not to mention the inadequate response of European governments to the refugee crisis.

  1. Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?

Tall Dark Friend, is the project of Jordan Gray. Dark power-pop made by just vocals and piano. I Met Jordan during a battle of the bands event where the winners got to perform at the Soundstock festival at Chelmsford Essex. Both of us ended up performing at the festival. Jordan is an incredible performer with great showmanship and songs, piano skills and vocal range, a great sense of humour. She reminds me of David Bowie. Check her out!

  1. Any gigs coming up?

No gigs booked at the moment, as in November I will be moving to Salzburg Austria. E-Mute’s base will be in Austria soon!

  1. Where can we find/follow you online?

Website: emutemusic.com

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/1M3l2dTxwt84DMHE22s2tR

Twitter: https://twitter.com/emutemusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/emutemusic

And of course everywhere else!
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