Los Angeles rock duo The Second Howl have a sound that lives up to their name. Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Natasha Jeanne’s voice crashes through numerous octaves, giving a spine tingling sensation, while multi-instrumentalist Alex Darren incorporates dark and emotional textures with a pop aesthetic to create music that’s vastly original. Following up last year’s release of their debut EP You Fit In, The Second Howl are premiering their new single, “Hundred Dollar Bills”, today via Vanyaland.
It’s unapologetically intense, Jeanne tears it up on vocals, and the track is a critique of society’s dependence on the almighty dollar.
“‘Hundred Dollar Bills’ is a commentary on the false sense of entitlement that seems very prevalent in this day and age,” Jeanne tells Vanyaland. “Society has made us all feel like only value is only how much money we have and how many likes we have, like being perceived as cool or successful is all that matters. ‘Hundred Dollar Bills’ is about the great lengths people will go to preserve that facade of confidence and success.”
She most certainly has a point, especially these days where most people care more about what they’re wearing than how they treat others.
The Second Howl plan on hitting the road later this year but no dates have been announced just let. Until they hit up your friendly neighborhood music venue — and let’s hope New England is in their sights — give “Hundred Dollar Bills” a listen and let it rip.