The World Has A Bank Account

“With the single ‘The World Has A Bank Account’ one might be tempted to say that songwriter Wons Phreely has risen to that classic tradition where by artist such as Springsteen or Jarvis Cocker combine dark lyrics with big bright melodies and choruses to tap into the common experiences of the generation they are coming of age within..” However that only goes some way to describing the journey that this song sets out to realise. After spending a year and a half traveling and living in and near to three of the worlds most vibrant city centers, London, Berlin and outer state New York, Wons used a diet of contemporary and classic Hip Hop, underground electro, and general partying as the basis for his new found inspiration to observe life and to funnel it all into songs. “I was living in Australia doing my music and working with a label and had nice people helping me put out my music, but one day I just decided that I wanted to stop and see the world and work out if there were other things I wanted to put my creativity into… I’d met people all over the world through my music and the internet, so I found myself living in these cites and towns in spare rooms or wherever and before I knew it I was writing all these songs about these people and lives… ‘The World Has A Bank Account’ just came out of me finding myself at a Patrick Wolf concert and there was this really bizarre, interesting, friendly girl, and as was my way with these things I just went along with it as she proceeded to tell me about her life and take me on a journey. I used a lot of the things she said directly in the song. Its about how she planned to settle down with a rich guy so that she could use his money to basically save the world, which I thought was both admirable and strange that this was how some young people saw their place in life; use other people in a sort of altruistic selfless way. I was listening to a lot of old Public Enemy and some Eminem albums, and I just thought I wouldn’t try to think too much about the things that happened or where said to me, I would just sing things as they happened and see what kind of songs came out, and that would hopefully help me to understand life and people better”…
The song was written about an American and was produced with the help of an Englishman, which maybe helped it sound a bit weird and unique…

words+music+video created by Wons Phreely


This is perfect

oh how i long for a time to come again where real pop stars who wrote their own music could still get in the pop charts and be in mainstream media; #Morrissey #George Michael

This is so perfect, heaven knows if a discussion or debate like this were even on tv now it would be panelled by guests with names such as ‘Tiney Dildo, Biggie Fattzz, Ca$ha, and some soon to be forgotten X idol from the latest repackaged version of a Tv talent show remarkably similar to all the other Tv talent shows.

This Charming Man was number 8 in the UK charts in 1987, the singer wrote the words, the guitarist wrote the music. Im so afraid to think whats in the charts now, and just how many people were on the comity that wrote these terrifying songs. KeSha was just in the pop news for being exposed after claiming she wrote the lyrics to her song ‘Die Young’ and then after the latest school shooting, she claimed someone else wrote the lyrics and she was forced to sing them. Oh the humanity…

maybe she was forced to sing all of the other hits she claims to have been a writer on, maybe everything about her was designed by a comity of old fat guys. If I were her I’d feel just horrible about every song she has ever released.

its all been a terrible terrible misunderstanding..

Well at least we can all enjoy Morrissey and George Michael discussing Everything but the Girl’s first album. all three of these artists will be remembered for a long time to come, and fortunately most of the acts in the the pop charts now we wont remember in a few years time; praise the lord for small mercies!

PS. My favorite songs of the week:

Firecracker – Ryan Adams

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – Frank Wilson

Two Fingers – Jake Bugg

Working On A Dream..

As for your inquiry into the well-being and sanity of myself Id say you should could perhaps take the afore mentioned rambling as pretty pretty strong indicator towards the state of things.

And our good man Wons, you ask? Actually Wons is going alright, currently in Hamburg, he is a strong one. his new music is absolutely brilliant i feel, and he himself is very happy with it, which is important, no doubt. However on a slightly less rosey note, he has not quite the same level of certainty as to how he will best be able to share his new works with the world. Suffice to say it will be quite a challenge, as you yourself well know. This aspect is not really the artists great strength or preferred domain, and so it is with some degree of trepidation, that he is looking forward to the long battle ahead! Hopefully he can connect with like minded people and start a business of sorts that is mutually beneficial for all involved, something like the early good vibes of Motown records, but with more of a working together feel and everyone getting what they need from it.. This will be a victory against the greatest of odds!