On "Rock Angel" Edmonton, Alberta-raised, Montreal-based 'weird rock' musician Brazilian Money makes self-deprecating asides about the perennial millennial quandary of money versus passion. At this age, I should know to/Get a job, and stop fucking up, he sings over crunchy guitars and burly drums. It's less self-effacing and more of a preface to a power punchline: But I don't because I know I'm a rock angel/Sent from up above. Well, alright then.
"Rock Angel" is the lead track from Brazilian Money's forthcoming record, Fly Free Rock Angel out on October 28. And, in an email to The FADER, its maker sees the track as a "self-mocking reference to my own and other's lifestyle choices and the importance placed on rock music and being involved in a music scene, in the face of a greater existence. I was trying to highlight a couple of stereotypical attitudes that I have held, or from time to time hold, that seem absurd or silly when you step back. That said, I do like being in a music scene and have fun playing shows and don't want to buy into a life of 'corporate entities, etc.' So I'm just trying to recognize the situation I've placed myself in where I'm in my mid-to-late 20s without many prospects, playing rock music to 50 people, and trying to make great art."