Review: LunchMoney Lewis – ‘Bills’


LunchMoney Lewis provides us with this summer’s catchy hit you won’t wait to get out of your head.

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“I’ve got bills/I’ve got to pay” declares LunchMoney Lewis; let us hope this is simply a stage name and not a result of cruel parenting. Having previously worked with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, LunchMoney has realised he doesn’t earn enough to feed his family and has written this track, which, to put it simply, is awful. Anyone who believes “Goddam, oh man, goddam, oh man” is a legitimate excuse for a lyric shouldn’t be allowed near a recording studio. It reeks of one-hit wonder. The video is cringe-worthy. Within twenty seconds it feels like your ears are bleeding.

But having said this, it’s a song that’s not supposed to be taken seriously. Upon first listening I wanted to turn it off, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to do so. It’s ridiculously catchy and will be stuck in your head for days. With comparisons to Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’, ‘Bills’ has already conquered Australia and is getting exposure both over here and in the US. It has the potential to be huge.

In essence then, this song is a musical version of a rash. However, unlike a rash a little part of you secretly enjoys it. I wanted to hate it, I really did, but I just can’t.

‘Bills’ is released on May 10th via Kemosabe Records.



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Politics student and head of all things musical at Surge Radio. Doesn't understand youth culture. Refers to himself in third person (he doesn't really).

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