The Money Wars new single ‘Miles Away’ is gentle but bright as Carmen’s velvet vocal tone lilts expertly through the verses. In the distance, drifting saxophone notes emerge subtly until they are brought entirely into the light with a gold-imbued saxophone solo following the first chorus. Glossy production brings a dreamy, melancholic edge to the track, which shines with syrupy indie-pop layers from start to finish.
Almost like a sequel to last single ‘Zoom’, which was written about a long-distance relationship, ‘Miles Away’ explores the heartache of feeling emotionally distant from a loved one, symbolised in the visually impressive music video accompaniment.
Creatively shot, the video follows Carmen and Dylan’s characters on individual journeys, one by car and one on foot. Surrounded by stunning scenic views, the pair continue separately towards their destinations. Still, they never meet, representing the emotional separation between the two through physical distance. Carmen further explains the meaning behind the track:
“‘Miles Away’ is about being disconnected from somebody that you love - in more of an emotional way than the literal sense. It’s about that disheartening feeling you have when somebody close to you doesn’t seem to be on the same page or can’t understand your perspective on things.”