Mild High Club is back with a song about late-stage Capitalism, environmental destruction, the downfall of the American economy, gun violence, individualism, and the strange manifestation of what we call “freedom” these days. And to top it off, it’s all wrapped up in a pretty, enjoyable package of alt-indie-pop.
As a millennial, these elements are very much the topic du jour of 2021, and while they are ultimately very worrying, they’ve also become somewhat commonplace. The fact that “Me, Myself and Dollar Hell” exists is proof of the tacit acceptance we’ve come to embody, and while the song is very good, the message is somewhat heart-breaking.
It’s an overtly political song and one that’s very apt for the current climate. It’s also a super smooth jam that makes for easy listening, and it’s the juxtaposition of difficult-to-stomach content with a super pleasurable backbeat that I feel really encapsulates the generational attitude to the crisis in which we all find ourselves.
Lyrics that stick:
"America, what the f*ck?
Ain't it hilarious? Runaway chariot
Shy of a half a billion guns
(Who you with?)
Me? I'm with Jesus"
"With everything we know, what did we suppose
Was gonna happen to us? Got the plastic blues
And all the green's skimmed off the top"
After a five year hiatus, Mild High Club’s new album, Going Going Gone, is out Septmber 17th via Stones Throw Records.