Singled Out: Hey Monea's Filthy Rich
The story of this song starts with middle school daydreaming. I often look back on how blindly optimistic I was growing up learning to play the guitar, starting a band and writing songs. And I wanted to write a song about that.
It's obviously semi-ironic, and clearly a bit tongue in cheek. Because as the music business changes, the idea of having 5 red Ferraris and A Beverly hills mansion from your music checks has become all but obsolete. But the dream doesn't change. We all want to look out at our audience and see thousands of adoring fans, collect a massive check, then hop on our G4 and head to the next big show.
And the truth is, the longer I spend making songs and touring, I've become much more realistic and appreciative of what we've been able to accomplish. And that means way more than any mid 80's Motley Crue fantasy I might have. But it certainly won't stop me from dreaming.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!