Hey. Yo. It is Tuesday (Wednesday now). It’s time. know the drill.
Today, we are going to be discussing the debut release from British synth-ites, Monarchy, which is titled “Around the Sun”.
With a string of very popular remixes for the likes of Ellie Goulding and Marina and the Diamonds, hearing a full lenghth album of just Monarchy tracks is awesome. 12 tracks, guiding you in and out of a future-space-disco that you are so, so happy you found…whilst traveling in space…looking for said disco’s…if that’s what you in to…
From the opening lines of “Black is the Color of My Heart“, you feel the dream wave coming up beneath you, and pushing you into space on wings of synth and dance. Utilizing an almost minimalist approach to synth pop, the “Monarchy Sound” really shines through on this album. Smooth dance lines slice up tracks like “Love Get Out Of My Way” and “Maybe I’m Crazy“. Hints of a Jamiroquai-esque “space funk” shine through on “Call“, and the highlight of the album being the groove-tastic “You Don’t Want To Dance With Me“. The haunting hums and pounding floor tom’s, colliding with a dance-able chorus and punching synths. Seriously, it’s a jam.
The album finishes with the calm, cool drifting balled “Traveling By Ambulance“. Honestly, it’s a fantastic song to end an album with. It is slow, building, and catchy as all-get-out.
Basically, it’s a smooth interstellar trip from Earth, diving in between comets of catchiness and meteorites of melody, on a route to a Space Disco, where you can dance all night long under the stars, before you pack up and make the trip back home Around The Sun. Make sense?
Top Tracks: Maybe I’m Crazy, You Don’t Want To Dance With Me, Traveling By Ambulance.
Verdict: Jams. 12 of em. Pick it up.
And, here is the video for the newly released remix of You Don’t Want To Dance With Me, featuring Britt Love.
Until next time,