Ritt Momney is the project of Salt Lake City native Jack Rutter. Beginning as an indie rock band compromised of high school friends, the project became a personal outlet for Rutter after his bandmates left on Mormon missions and his girlfriend left for college. In his bedroom, he wrote, recorded, and produced his debut LP, entitled Her and All of My Friends, in which Rutter grapples with loss, loneliness, and a drift away from Mormon culture.
Recently, Momney has shared new song “Escalator.” Produced and co-written by Jim-E Stack (Bon Iver, Joji, HAIM), the somber track features Ritt’s distorted vocals and touches on themes of pain and loss. “Escalator” is released alongside a vulnerable official video that was filmed using thermal cameras and follows Ritt through the streets of New York City as he battles internal conflict.
Ritt is currently finalizing his sophomore album due later this year, which will include “Escalator” as well as previously released tracks “Not Around” and “Set the Table” featuring Claud. The Salt Lake City native will bring these songs to life at various music festivals this year, including Firefly and Shaky Knees.
08/13 Salt Lake City, UT DIY Festival
09/23-26 Dover, DE Firefly Festival
10/24 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Music Festival