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Monarchy – It Must Be Love

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Aren’t we over the whole “hide my face to boost interest in my music” thing? Or is it, “hide my face to make a statement that no one actually gets but just nods along anyway”?

Daft Punk is allowed to do it, because they invented it and have done it big. Those helmets ain’t cheap, and pre-helmet they did some freaky shit to keep their mugs out of the press room.

New artists out there: stop. It doesn’t make you cool.

I’m not talking about artists who keep their identities secret. That actually is cool, and totally understandable. Sustainable? Not unless you’re Banksy, who is definitely paying people off. Even Burial wanted to play live eventually (though the fact that he, with his music and creepy same-nameness  to a funeral director, was unknown for so long was perfect).

You know what is cool? Good art. If you make it, they will stream.

Monarchy are caught in a weird in-between state of face-coverage. Their identities are known, and they are regularly photographed without costume. But in all official photos, they are obscured. I guess they perform in face paint, which is played out but still allowed.

Luckily they are saved from their confusion by excellent music. “It Must Be Love” is a slice of juicy synth pop served on a platter of onyx rhinestones that will worm its way into your psyche. Imagine a happier Presets, or a better Bravery, two bands in the same vein (please, Monarchy, don’t be offended by the Bravery comparison. I know that might seem harsh).

It must be love
 With a boxing glove
 It must be love.”

Monarchy – It Must Be Love

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Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (ft. Britt Love)

I have got to keep my distance
The pounding of my heart can’t be disguised
I feel electrical resistance
Oh how I want your touch, I want your touch

Hold all the crazy inside yeah
Don’t want to have to rewind no

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me

I had pictures of you lying
Underneath the cotton sheets with me
I can see this dream is dying
Give back your magic touch, your magic touch

Hold all the crazy inside yeah
Don’t want to have to rewind no

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me

Stop don’t make your decision
On just this chance you disqualified me
You stole my true ambition
Got nothing left to gratify me

How do I get you to feel what I feel for you
I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue
But you don’t want to dance with me
You don’t want to dance with me”

Wow! I couldn’t have connected more with this track.  I think everyone has felt this way at one point or another, you know that feeling where your tugging and tugging and all you get is dead air.  Some times we spend too much time tugging on those things that just aren’t going to tug back and we get lost in the effort.  I am learning that its important to be a little selfish and worry about your self before you get so caught up in others, so on that note I am going to go out into this beautiful weather that we are having in Cali and have a little me time.

Press play and hopefully you can have some time to be alone with yourself as well today…Enjoy!

Monarchy – You Don’t Want To Dance With Me (ft. Britt Love)

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Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go (Bag Raiders Remix)

I have another non stop day ahead of me but I had to start my day off with this amazing Bag Raiders remix of Monachy’s I Won’t Let Go. The Aussie’s rework the tracks giving it a 90’s house, nu disco and indie pop feel guaranteed to get you feeling good. The track develops slowly so try to resist your ADD and indulge in the arrangement, you’ll be rewarded when the hook comes in. Alright, time to hit the street but press play on this jam and get the feel good going, enjoy.

Monarchy – I Wont Let Go (Bag Raiders Remix)

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Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost [Feat.Dixon] Remix)

I like the song, love the style…

“So many artists shove themselves down people’s throats. We didn’t really intend it to be a statement in itself, we just didn’t want to expose the minute details of our personalities. We wanted to allow the music to breath in itself. But it does become a comment on the cult of personality. That will be one of our biggest challenges, especially now, in this age of information overload. But actually, we think people are bored with the accessibility of so many artists. We’re treating our listeners with intelligence, and they’re responding well.”

Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost [Feat.Dixon] Remix)