Yard Act Share Video for New Song ‘Rich’

    Yard Act have shared their new single ‘Rich’, the final preview of their upcoming debut album The Overload. Following previous outings ‘Payday’, ‘The Overload’, and ‘Land of the Blind’, the track comes with an accompanying video directed by James Slater. Check it out below.

    Elaborating on the new track, James Smith said in a statement: “‘Rich’ is the natural successor to ‘Payday’. That’s the end of the story right? Success! Status! Security! Except, there’s always more money to be made, and you’re deemed a failure if your life starts to head back in the direction it came from. It’s about being so lost you’re sure you know exactly where you are and how you got there. I also wrote it because I thought it would be quite funny if Yard Act made a shit ton of money after I’d written an anti-capitalist concept album. It’ll be funny if I’m singing this song on stage when I’ve made my mint.”

    “At worst it makes no sense, at best it comes off as pretentious, but that’s the point I’m trying to make when I write anything really,” he continued. “Things only really make sense if you exclude the bits that don’t back up the point you’re trying to make. I’m a hypocrite just like everyone else. I don’t have the answers and I’m just trying to do the best I can. It’ll never be good enough though. Enjoy the ride, life is short and you never know what’s round the corner.”

    The Overload is out January 21 via Zen F.C. / Island.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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