Monro - Only You
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posted 30 Dec 2018 by Krister Axel
The machine-groove takes on a life of its own, playing against the disparity between a gorgeous female vocal, and the thick storm of digital energy.

This song is a testament to the fact that soul-pop vocals can live happily next to a deep electronic mix, and a radio-ready vocal hook, but with the same drops you expect from a trap feel. With his new downtempo single Only You, Monro creates a busy and interconnected percussion groove, injecting synth arpeggios and sample swells into the arrangement to fill the space around the lead vocal.

The result is a song that bleeds in two languages, of binaries and infinite space. By retaining a human sensibility around the hook the machine-groove takes on a life of its own, playing against the disparity between a passional female vocal and the thick storm of digital energy.

Monro is one of the most exciting producer-artists to emerge from the UK in recent years. This song is featured on our Groovy Summer playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist