Gideon Foster – Money Don’t Lie

Gideon Foster – Money Don’t Lie

 Gideon Foster – Money Don’t Lie

Gideon Foster – Money Don’t Lie

ARTIST NAME: Gideon Foster

 

SONG TITLE: Money Don’t Lie

 

ALBUM TITLE: Money Don’t Lie

 

RELEASE DATE: 27.12.20

 

GENRE: Rock/Pop

 

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I am a singer-songwriter based near Manchester in the UK, I have been into music most of my life but only starting recording my own songs five years ago when I was 46 following a kind of awakening, which caused me to question what I wanted to do with my life, the songs really are a reflection of that journey over the last five years. To date, I have released eighteen tracks and currently, I’m recording new stuff.

 

 

LYRICS:

 

Chill wind crossed my soul
Made me die but never grow old
Fine time make me alive
Tell me why money don’t lie
One thing crossed my mind
Told me that the world ain’t right

 

Three words keep me alive
Three words keep me alive

 

Shine, shine
Shine, give me one more time
Shine shine shine give me one more time
Shine shine shine
Give me one more time

 

Old man passed me by
Said son that look in your eye
Harsh world will make you cry
I tell you why the sun don’t shine

 

Three words keep me alive
Three words keep me alive

 

Shine shine shine give me one more time
Shine shine shine give me one more time

 

And so on and so on

 

 

Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.
The tune was really just written on a guitar and is not really a great deal different from its original seed, I work with a producer who comes from a professional rock background so we kind of made it a bit grittier with the guitar riffs and turned up the volume a bit.

 

Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.
People have been very supportive.

 

Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.
I think production has obviously come on massively, you listen to modern tracks and the clarity in sound is amazing and so much more space in the mix, but then whilst I think the production is obviously important, it’s also important to remember it’s really the song itself that counts so I can be equally appreciating of old recordings crackling into life as that was the journey to here.

 

Tell us any interesting experience in your music career that is significant.
I think the real significant issue is that it came about by accident really, I recorded a song with a friend and we posted it on SoundCloud not realizing that I’d shared it around all my friends on social media, but people were really complimentary so I carried on!

 

Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.
The lyrics are really about making happiness your priority in life although there is a lot of references to what happened to me in the song, when I was 44 I had a spontaneous spiritual awakening, and that kind of tears down every belief you’ve ever had. I grew up with music but my path in life took me away from that into financial markets until it happened one Sunday night I can only describe it as like a burst of joy out of the blue and someone up there was obviously saying you’re not living a life in tune with what you really are here, I was way too gentle and creative to be in that world, so it leads you on a course of great learning into a world of mysticism, clairvoyance but ultimately for my music.
The real message of the song came from astrology in which money and happiness are linked, not that money will buy you happiness but more from the point of view that if you’re happy the right things happen for you not just emotionally but materially.

 

Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.
I don’t really have expectations with my music and I don’t look outside of myself and think about what can I create that people will like, it’s more a case of trying to make something that represents me and if people like it, that’s a bonus but at the end of the day I have to be comfortable with me.

 

Tell us what triggers your creativity.
Many things really but they do have a habit of announcing themselves in the small hours of the day for me, but in general it’s just about not getting bogged down in life, that way you’re free to create.

 

Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.
Really it’s just me sitting down with a guitar and trying things, you get an idea, and it just grows from there, when I first started, I thought that was it but that was only really the beginning and over time I’ve learned to trust the process and other people, my producer is really the catalyst for that as he has a great deal of technical ability and experience and I’m still learning, but I think that’s helped me really I’ve never been afraid to say ” I don’t know.”

 

Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.
I like them all really as they were all part of the journey, but if I had to pick one I have a song called “Dark Streets” which I love for its lyrics.

 

Discuss how you compose this song.
It was really inspired by listening to acoustic blues and old folk music, I love the way they created old walking blues songs and that’s how it started around a B7 chord but with a Yorkshire twist!

 

Elaborate on the song.
‘Money Don’t Lie’ is a song that really wrote itself, it’s an observation about the way materialism and commercial interests have crept into every corner of life, even into what was once spiritual, clever marketing gives the impression that large corporations have our best interests at heart, and on a personal level, it seems more and more that our social interactions now have a middle man eager to make money from our friendships with others, the internet, and social media has become our means of talking to one another. The song is really about questioning that, do we want a world where our love for one another is hijacked and profited from?

 

Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
My artist’s name is not that original as it’s just my own. ‘Money Don’t Lie’ is really a question, not a statement.

 

 

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