Ahead of his triumphant return to Glasgow’s O2 Academy three years after struggling through a night at the same venue with laryngitis – of which hRead More
From his upcoming sophomore LP, Stephen releases the third single, the title track: “They Dont Put Any Money In Your Pocket, Son”.
Following the four-to-the-floor singles "Put Me On The Television" and “My Heart Is Wandering To You” earlier this year, this latest single is a tear-jerking, epic, autumnal departure. Accompanied by a jangling, distant, warped piano, and sitting over the top of an atmospheric, hypnotic drone, McLaren’s booming narration begins, builds, and bursts with tension all the way to a powerful, heart-stopping climax.
With a soaring chorus and layered orchestral arrangement, its closing is a wonderful reward for the discerning listener. Expect goose bumps and the choking back of tears: THEY DON’T PUT ANY MONEY IN YOUR POCKET, SON is not to be missed.
Praise for Stephen McLaren in 2021:
“Like it has beamed in from somewhere else...McLaren is a singular artist, and we are lucky to have him.” Is This Music
“One of my favourite tracks!” Big City Radio
“Exuding a unique, different type of dream-pop...closer to the foundations of which it was built.” Alloa Advertiser
“They Don’t Put Any Money In Your Pocket, Son” comes complete with another small-screen masterpiece, directed by Jordan Yorkston -
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