Review: Scotty Austin’s single ‘Money’

Single Review

Scotty Austin. Photo by Chyrisse.

By Justin Hurst-Kehus, Rock At Night Detroit

Review: Scotty Austin’s single-“Money”-Release date November 28, 2022 via Stryker Records

A point doesn’t have to be complicated to work. Farcical anti-capitalism songs aren’t a new concept, but Scotty Austin’s “Money” feels like a modern entry to the catalog that pulls flavors of the past.

Scotty Austin’s unworried approach to genre works well for this song, with the 90’s funky nu-metal groove sliding into something on the vibe of modern metalcore with triplets, synthetic bass and subtlety pitch-corrected vocals. It works well thematically, and never feels disjointed or self-serious.

Scotty Austin. Photo by Chyrisse.

I can’t say I was expecting a new rap-metal song in 2022, but Scotty Austin’s tongue in cheek single “Money,” really brings me back to the nu-metal mid 90’s with its messaging and funky bass sections.

“Money” was produced at Universal Music Group’s House of Blues studio in Nashville, Tennessee, by multi-platinum producer Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Fear Factory, Collective Soul).



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