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After dropping their first song of the decade “Pretty Lady” in early April, the GOAT shred-lord Tash Sultana has come out with a fresh new track, “Greed,” filled with the usual groovy and moody guitar coupled with Sultana’s expansive range that distinguishes Sultana’s sound from any other artist out there. Just by listening to the guitar of the first five seconds of any one of Sultana’s songs, you can instantly identify it as Tash. “Greed” is no different.
Speaking to the fixed entanglement of money, power and corruption, “Greed,” a cautionary tale, exposes the reality that people, even those you thought closest to you or those who delusionally think they are the ones closest to you “only give a shit when you make it big.” Sultana illustrates their lived experiences encountering feelings of greed from others, and the complicated contradiction of the upsides and unfortunately the downsides of increased monetary success.
Sultana says in a statement about the track: “This song is about how people change around you when you achieve some sort of success. People you’ve never had anything to do with try and climb into your life somehow, people you’ve known for ages suddenly go silent. People who never paid you for a gig suddenly want to book you. That person from high school that gave you sh*t for playing the guitar suddenly wants on the guest list. It’s a funny little thing all of this and what it does to people.”
Sultana is set to release their sophomore album, Terra Firma, later this year.