Song of the Day: Mutual Benefit – “Not for Nothing”

Today’s song of the day comes from Mutual Benefit. Sometimes it’s great to just kick back and drift off to simple and soothing music, and Mutual Benefit does a splendorous job of fulfilling those needs. For those not familiar, Jordan Lee has been pumping out material ever since releasing his debut, Figure in Black in 2009. Since the two track teaser, the singer-songwriter has released six additional albums, including the May 2016 release, Skip a Skipping Stone on Mom + Pop Music.


Photo cred: Ebru Yildiz

“Not for Nothing” was a selection from Skip a Skipping Stone for today’s song of the day. This song features a luscious soundscape, including a slow strum that eventually pairs with a piano and violin. NOFUN, a Brooklyn-based production company, best illustrates the meaning behind the song with the video for “Not for Nothing”. It begins in the office, perhaps just like the one you are sitting in, and slowly moves into an outdoor landscape. In this landscape, the main character is enjoying the company of their lover. Jordan Lee sings, “Home is closer everyday// Just a little past the haze //  It’s not for nothing”. The end leaves the character back where they started and teaches the viewer to enjoy each and every day to the utmost potential.

Listen to Mutual Benefit’s “Not for Nothing” on our Monomania Spotify Playlist:

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2016 Tour Dates:

Zanzabar- Louisville, KY Sep 21
The Garrison- Toronto, ON Sep 23
Mohawk Place- Buffalo, NY Sep 24
BSP Lounge- Kingston, NY Sep 25
Badehaus- Berlin, Germany Nov 12
Nochtspeicher- Hamburg, Germany Nov 13
Botanique- Witloof Bar- Brussels, Belgium Nov 14
Rotown- Rotterdam, Netherlands Nov 15
Cecil Sharp House- London, UK Nov 17
Picture House Social- Sheffield, UK Nov 18
The Hug and Pint- Glasgow, UK Nov 19
Whelan’s- Dublin, Ireland Nov 20
Gulliver’s- Manchester, UK Nov 22
Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK Nov 23
The Lantern, Colston Hall 2- Bristol, UK Nov 24
The Bullingdon- Oxford, UK Nov 25



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