Future Hit: LunchMoney Lewis’ “Bills” Is An Early Contender For Song Of The Summer
When it comes to predicting future hits, “Bills” is about as close as it gets to a sure thing. Produced by Ricky Reed (the man behind Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and Fifth Harmony’s “BO$$”), LunchMoney Lewis’ infectious anthem is getting plenty of love at radio and shooting up iTunes. Oh, and it’s already a massive international hit. Those credentials — and the fact that it’s really, really good — make it an early contender for Song Of The Summer.
So, who is Gamal Lewis (his real name) and what makes “Bills” so special? The first part of the question is easy. Like most singer/songwriters, the Miami local started off penning hits for other artists and even nabbed a feature on Nicki Minaj’s “Trini Dem Girls.” Somewhere along the way he inked a deal with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records and subsequently blessed the world with 2015’s most relatable earworm.
While everyone can identify with lyrics, the song’s appeal also lies in its unique mix of jazzy elements (those trumpets bring the swing) and bursts of unexpected electronica. “Bills” sounds like Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” on happy pills with splash of Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP’s novelty hit “We No Speak Americano.” Check out the video up top, which features a cameo from the track’s producer.
Revisit LunchMoney Lewis’ feature on Nicki Minaj’s “Trini Dem Girls”:
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