Today VENTS and Toronto artist Lailien have teamed up for the release of their new single “Money.” With roots in PC-music, this track displays sharp, catchy melodies that sizzle with each chord change. The cutting tongue-in-cheek lyrics directly address the wealth disparity in the U.S. and how capitalistic institutions are at fault.
Lailien thinks of the track as a “perfect embodiment and encapsulation of our society’s cultish worship and obsession with money. Drawing on the work of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the song deals with the topsy turvy salvational aspect of commerce… it’s pointing out the moral hypocrisies of plutocrats… 30+ million Americans are recently unemployed and most face dire financial circumstances but money’s life-blood remains concentrated to a few select oligarchs.”
Lailien is the anti-matter twin and alter-ego of poet and creator Brad Shubat. A classically trained pianist from an early age, Lailien fuses a wide range of experimental electronic music and pop sounds that warp together into a symphony of sizzling melodies and ferocious rhythmic pulses.