MOTHLIGHT – “MONARCH” (FEAT. SHANNON INOUYE)
September 15, 2016
Ethereal trio Mothlight has a new gem for listeners. Their new track “Monarch” is a euphonious whirlwind, as it brilliantly displays the power in which this airy ensemble possesses. The latest track is featured on the group’s upcoming album and begins with a bang, as roaring percussions introduce the band’s iconic harmonies.
The elevated vocals have been ingeniously paired with cascading chords and expressive lyricism, depicting the struggles of the developing artist.
While being pulled in many directions, the artist is forced to adhere to so many opinions. Critique based off of personal gain, this track is written in the voice of someone who is too authentic to play the game and decides to just simply create.
“Monarch” delivers a sense of autonomy, expertly communicated by the group, as their music burst through any ceiling attempting to contain their artistry.
They hope to continue to break the mold, without any help from the establishment. Realizing the intrinsic power within their dazzling ingenuity.
Mothlight is a dream-pop outfit from Los Angeles. Featuring shimmering harmonies and sweeping synth and guitar lines, the 3 piece writes pop music filtered through a technicolor haze. Initially a solo bedroom project, Matt Billings released 3 EPs under the Mothlight moniker between 2008 – 2012. Longtime friend and keyboardist / synthesist, Grant Stevens, formally joined and they released the Calico LP in 2014. After a year of writing new material, the duo found and wooed the prolific drummer, Andrew Smith, into official membership, and introduced percussion pulled from an array of musical styles.