SERAPHINA SIMONE Unveils New Single ‘Hollywood $$$’
Disguised as a dream pop marvel, Hollywood $$$ is an honest take on celebrity culture.
Following her American Dream-dismantling debut single Cherry <8, Seraphina Simone once again looks beyond the smoke and mirrors and seeks a deeper truth through her music. Basking in the glitz and glamour, Hollywood $$$ shines with twinkling synths, sugar-coated, velvety vocals and mellifluous melodies, creating a true pop stunner. With a visual and poetic quality to it, Seraphina unmasks the desire for fame with real finesse, bringing her subtle yet unfiltered songcraft to the forefront.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Seraphina shares:
‘Hollywood $$$’ is about the Lynchian, fame-obsessive undercurrents of tinsel town, with its sirens, starlets, leeches & letches. It’s about that world of smoke and mirrors – where nothing and no one is really as it seems, and the world of celebrity – where we deify or demonise people into these superhumans or arch villains. It’s about how seductive fame can be, how it’s something we all envision in the back of our minds – the perfect life without money worries where everyone loves us and we can do whatever we want – but it comes at a huge price and can destroy you if you chase it too hard.
Kim Gordon mentions ‘tarantula LA glamour’ in Girl In A Band, and that sums it up perfectly I think – the predatory darkness under the glitz.