“‘Million Dollar Bills’ is a song about selling things that aren’t real, but convincing people they are,” explains singer/pianist Ben Thornewill. “It’s a satirical take on the business of selling feelings and emotions (social media!) and how things have value if we SAY they have value. Follower counts, NFTs… even real money! In art, we sell ourselves nowadays as much as the art we make. We put our faces on everything. Brand everything. Commoditize everything, even the absurd… like million dollar bills.”
On Cheers, Jukebox The Ghost combines their memorable choruses, cheerful melodies, and Freddie Mercury-esque vocals with the hip-hop-influenced energy of Twenty One Pilots, the modern piano balladry of Andrew McMahon, and the joyful energy of Walk The Moon. The self-produced album explores getting through hard times but trusting that the chaos and low points can create new opportunities. The end result is catchy and clever pop songs with theatric undertones.