Get ready for your next summer jam. Monks of Mellonwah are here from Australia with pop-rock music so catchy and powerful that you might have to stop and find your breath. Check out their new single “Even When It Burns” above to see what I mean. The pacing, the lyrics, the melody backed by waves of electronic sounds paired with perfectly timed piano — it all comes together to create a sound as big as that of Imagine Dragons or Coldplay, but with a sincerity that propels them into their own unique category.
The track comes from an EP set to be released in August, titled Disconnect, which continues the vibes of “Even When It Burns”, but also moves seamlessly along the emotional spectrum. Loving that single? Let me give you a taste of what’s to come. Various degrees of piano and electric guitar play against each other and fight, pleasingly, for dominance throughout. The album opener, “Never Been Good” is a perfect hook, welcoming the listener to “enjoy the circus” and providing a fun house of alternative rock for our amusement. Halfway through the EP comes the shockingly orchestral “Interlude” which breaks the album in two. “Disconnect” continues this shift from pop and would fit well during the low point of a film, striving for change with an honest streak impossible not to be drawn to. Truly, the album is cinematic. The pace picks up again with “Look at Me”, which is absolutely fun, and the album closes with “Feel it Coming”, a track moving back into the territory of the heartfelt and powerful. “Someday, the end is coming,” Monks of Mellonwah announce, but hopefully not too soon.
Monks of Mellonwah are quickly gaining international success after wins at both the LA Music Awards and the AIM awards, as well as a successful three month tour of the US last year. Check out the band on their website, Facebook, and SoundCloud pages for more news and music, and for more about the release of Disconnect.[upme view=compact id=10]