Grimsby's Orphan Boy have announced the third single from their upcoming album out on October 9 through Concrete Recordings.
Money to Money
is a haunting and affecting track.
Sonically expansive but lyrically stark, it's a dramatic depiction of the truth of poverty. A tale of a heavily ironic walk down Prospect Road it echoes with desperation:
'Her thoughts run pale as she shakes between the fags down Prospect Road/
The Christmas mail lies unopened in a pile of black bags where all these prospects lie unsold.'
Speaking of the track, which is released as Grimsby is voted the worst place to live in Britain, Orphan Boy's frontman and lyricist Rob Cross explained:
"Money To Money
is trying to say that the romanticised portrayal of poverty is a lie. There is no added charm or vitality or sense of community in poverty. It is a place littered with plastic bags and rented rooms, where children wail and young people in the prime of their lives lie crumpled under bedsheets, drained from the pressures of the world, watching the clock tick while the unopened bills and red letters pile high beneath the letterbox. There's a lot of this kind of thing going on in Grimsby."
Orphan Boy are heading out on tour:
12th Manchester, Sound Control
3rd Derby, The Victoria Inn
23rd York, The Spread Eagle
27th Hull, The Sesh @ Polar Bear
29th London, Sebright Arms
14th Middlesborough, The Venue (supporting The Enemy)