Steve Paul Simms goes for broke on his gritty new single and video No Money Comin’ In — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The gruff blues anthem is a toast to a condition too many are dealing with during this global pandemic — a decided lack of resources. Toronto singer-songwriter Simms puts his money where his mouth is on this track, getting right to the heart of the matter with the truth — the good, bad and ugly of it all.
“Written at a challenging time, when love ultimately won out over financial hardship, the song allows the listener to imagine their own ending to the story,” Simms explains, adding that the track is “dedicated to the triumph over life’s hardships. There’s a lot of light and laughter here too.”
A troubadour with a melody on his sleeve and a song on his heart, Simms is a natural-born performer with a knack for telling stories that humanize life experiences in ways we all understand. His repertoire refutes the boundaries of genre; the singer/songwriter fluidly intertwines his tracks between pop, ragtime, jazz, blues, soul, country, Broadway, and old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll.
Over the past 20-plus years, the Welsh-born artist has amassed a collection of more than 200+ written tunes across his tenure of performing arts, and has honed his craft through years of busking, private and public concerts on Zoom, roles in more than 60 theatrical productions across Canada and more.
No Money Comin’ In is the latest single from his fourth album, Ingrid and the Messenger Boy, a 12-track collection of fables, homages, and testaments to the human experience, pop culture, love, and everything in between. Simms brought together a host of talent to flesh out the track — the song boasts Bob Cohen on guitars and bass, organ and piano from Ed Michael Roth, drums by George Morellato, and backup vocals from Chantale Groulx and Linda Elaine Lucas, in addition to Simms on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.