Indie-rock rising duo The Money War are back with a brand new single ‘Miles Away’ featured along with a music video
Their brand new single ‘Miles Away’ is gentle but bright as Carmen’s velvet vocal tone lilts expertly through the verses. In the distance, drifting saxophone notes emerge subtly until they are brought entirely into the light with a gold-imbued saxophone solo following the first chorus. Glossy production brings a dreamy, melancholic edge to the track, which shines with syrupy indie-pop layers from start to finish.
The Money War’s Carmen and Dylan Ollivierre have experienced a whirlwind of success. They’ve toured internationally, showcased at SXSW and BIGSOUND, toured nationally with Meg Mac, Dope Lemon, Holy Holy and Neil Finn, and received a nomination for The Australian Music Prize for debut album ‘Home’ in 2019.
In 2020 we saw the pair release their sophomore album ‘Morning People’, sign a global publishing deal with Mirror Music / BGM, and have a baby, The Money War return with their second single of the year, a delicately commanding track spun with threads of melancholic pop sweetness.
The duo has released some amazing releases over the last years including “Zoom”, “Beautiful You”, “Lifetime” and many others.
Almost like a sequel to the last single ‘Zoom’, which was written about a long-distance relationship, ‘Miles Away’ explores the heartache of feeling emotionally distant from a loved one, symbolised in the visually impressive music video accompaniment.
They share about the new single, “‘Miles Away’ is about being disconnected from somebody that you love – in more of an emotional way than the literal sense. It’s about that disheartening feeling you have when somebody close to you doesn’t seem to be on the same page or can’t understand your perspective on things.”
Featured along with the release, the music video follows Carmen and Dylan’s characters on individual journeys, one by car and one on foot. Surrounded by stunning scenic views, the pair continue separately towards their destinations. Still, they never meet, representing the emotional separation between the two through physical distance. Carmen further explains the meaning behind the track: