Cash Machine was written in the first year or two after finishing college. I found myself in that situation where I was doing bits of work that were essential for me to afford to live in Dublin, but ultimately none of them were what I wanted to do, they weren’t making me feel fulfilled. The jobs were energy-sapping, and made it very difficult to find motivation to do what I love, which is writing and producing music.
I started to see time flying by, with all my goals and intentions almost becoming a joke, just meaningless words that I got sick of saying to myself. You can get so far from where you want to be that you don’t even know where to start to get back there. And it’s weird, sometimes you can start seeing an almost funny side to how ridiculous that situation is.