MONOTRONIC’S “BUY YOURSELF A DREAM” VIDEO OUT NOW FEATURED ON VEVO’S INCOMING INDIE PLAYLIST TWO MORE SINGLES SLATED TO BE RELEASED IN 2020.
‘Buy Yourself A Dream,’ starts with an acoustic guitar and pensive vocals but grows with exuberance, bravado, cascading keys, and catchiness — RockNYC
New York collective Monotronic is premiering their Ben Kadie directed video for “Buy Yourself A Dream” at FolknRock.com, video featured on VEVO’s Incoming Indie Playlist. Led by anthropologist and musician/producer Ramsey Elkholy, the New York-based collective delivers fresh sounding music layered with atmospheric vibes.
Their new single, “Buy Yourself A Dream,” is both reflective and poetic, when asked about the song Elkholy explains, “It’s a song that reflects more on the journey than the destination. We often miss out on the best parts of life when we put too much focus on material goals. That’s the basic gist of the song.” Stream it here: https://orcd.co/m4odpyj
With two more singles slated to be released in the following months the skittering production of “Just Another Day” flutters alongside unpredictable lyrics scrawled in the aftermath of an Ayahuasca retreat in Peru.
“When the morning came around, I pulled out my phone and started frantically texting the lyrics in my little notes section,” he recalls. “I had those lyrics in my phone for two years and had completely forgotten about them… until one day the music came to me and I was able to connect the two.”
Meanwhile, “Livin’ In A Lie” illuminates another side of his storytelling. “It’s about a guy who is enjoying the freedoms of the single life, until he meets a girl and falls in love,” he elaborates. “In the end the girl breaks his heart and changes him forever. He goes back to his single life but is no longer able to enjoy those freedoms he once cherished as a bachelor, but he deceives himself nonetheless and pretends to be happy.” Monotronic translates life experiences into undeniable art creating, ever- flowing, and constantly changing new sounds.