Premiere: MONATOMIC bring glitch-funk on They're Playing My Song
Part LCD Soundsystem and part Daft Punk, MONATOMIC's latest single isn't here to play.
In case you’re yet to meet the blossoming two-piece, MONATOMIC are an emerging indie-pop duo from out Sydney way which, with a pair of break-out singles last year – Better Than You and Pull Me In – really placed themselves on the Australian indie-electro-pop map. In the time since, the duo have been busy collaborating and writing around the world, with studio sessions in Australia, Canada and the United States eventually leading to what’s been promised as a heap of exciting new work in 2019, the first taste of which we hear today with They’re Playing My Song.
They’re Playing My Song is a single that could easily draw comparisons to the glitchy funk sounds of Daft Punk or some of LCD Soundsystem's more upbeat numbers, with fuzzy bass grooves and spiralling synth melodies meeting this raw, organic feel, seemingly bridging that gap between overly synthetic production and raw instrumentation - something like the aforementioned comparables really pride themselves on in their individual ways. "They’re Playing My Song is dedicated to everyone’s inner rockstar," says frontman Steffan Lazar on the song. "It can be challenging maintaining self-belief. Sometimes you get down on yourself; it happens to us all. Everyone who produces creative work has battled those inner demons of self-worth – particularly over their chosen art forms. Fresh off the plane in LA feeling buzzed, we wrote a song saying 'fuck this - we do believe in ourselves, we are rock stars, we don’t care what anyone else thinks, we are just going be us, do our thing, and make people dance!'"
It’s a single that sets up the Northern Beaches duo nicely for what’s bound to be a big year of new work, and with their consistent three-peat of singles thus far, we’re stupidly excited to see what they have in store. Listen to the track below:
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