19 Aug DEZ MONEY RELEASES STUNNING SINGLE ‘I WANT YOUR LOVE’
Music has been in Dez Money’s blood since the day he was born as the son of singer-songwriter Eddie Money. Dez writes all of his own music and serves as a producer as well. Aside from writing and singing the songs Dez plays the piano, guitar, bass, and drums as well in his music. His first album titled “Take Me Down” debuted in 2015.
In April 2018, Dez and his musical family premiered their reality TV show titled “Real Money” on AXS TV. Dez has spent his recent years on tour with his father, opening up as well as playing guitar in the Eddie Money band along with his sister Jesse on harmonies and brother Julian on the drums.
His passion for music goes well beyond the stage and into the studio where he enjoys taking a hands-on approach to his craft, serving as the writer and producer on his upcoming second album, “Blue”. Both albums mixed and mastered by multiple Grammy Award winner, Chris Lord-Alge.
We had an interview with him!
Hi Dez Money, First up, tell us bit about yourself – what first got you into music?
I am from Los Angeles, California. My upbringing definitely had an impact on my musical career as I come from a musical family. I learned a lot about music from my father, Eddie Money. I always wanted to be like him and have strived to make an impact on music the way he has. I play the drums, piano, guitar, and bass. I’ve been on tour playing guitar in the Eddie Money band and also opening up the show over the last 5 years. We have played for millions of fans all over and have a TV show called “Real Money” on AXS TV that is currently airing its second season. The show is based around my musical family.
Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from?
Aside from my father being my biggest influence, I listen to all types of music and find inspiration in many places. For this album, a lot of my influences were the artists I listened to growing up like Radiohead, Coldplay, Jeff Buckley, and The Beatles.
How would you describe your musical style ?
Eclectic. I write and produce all of my own music and like to change it up so that every song has its own vibe.
If you could collaborate with any living artists, who would it be?
I usually work alone but to collaborate with some of the other artists that I really admire would be cool. I’d love to work with Kevin Parker from Tame Impala. He’s a one man band in the studio similar to how I make my music. It is very inspiring.
Mac DeMarco is another artist I would love to work with. He also does it all himself and there’s no one pulling the strings. I love that kind of artist.
Andre 3000 would be a dream come true to work with. OutKast’s Stankonia was the first album I ever bought and Andre 3000 is an artist who could switch up genres so effortlessly without anyone ever questioning. I think that’s important as the boundaries of a genre can be very constricting to an artist’s creativity. We no longer have to box ourselves in a specific genre thanks to artists like Andre 3000.
Also, John Mayer would be awesome to work with as he can make every song better with his guitar playing.
Tell us about your new single, ‘I Want Your Love’. What’s it about, what are its themes?
“I Want Your Love” is about longing for a love that either went away or was never really there to begin with. “Last night I had a dream. I gave you everything. If only we could be together.”
It talks about the concept that being in love can change the way you look at the world. “You know two hearts can change the weather”.
It also talks about how life changes and we only have one life to live so as long as we’re here let’s believe there’s some type of magic that brings us together. “Sometimes the times they change. It changes everything. If only we could live forever. If you believe it’s real: the magic that you feel, as long as we could be whatever.”
When did you write it and where did you record it?
I wrote this song about 3-4 years ago and produced the majority of it at home in my room. I write and produce all of my music and play all the instruments on it. Everything you hear is me.
How does ‘I Want Your Love’ represent your style?
I just make the music I want to hear. I try to be honest in my writing and talk about what it means to be human and I think that resonates in my music.
What are your hopes for the new single ‘I want your love”?
I hope that people vibe out to it and relate to the lyrics. That’s the most important thing is if people can relate and can feel what I feel when I write the songs.
What can you tell us about your plans for the rest of 2019?
My plan is to release more music. I have my album, “Blue” coming out next year and will continue to release more songs leading up to that point.
Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be and what would you say?
I would say relax and enjoy the ride. So much of the time I get caught up in the little things in life that I forget to enjoy the moment.
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