The newest album from Monika, Secret In The Dark, is a moody mix of bright, driving synth beats and persistently deep, rumbling bass lines. Monika Christodoulou, hailing from Athens, Greece, lets her voice sit softly atop the beat, crafting infectious tunes that are sure to get you moving even on a dreary, rain-sodden Tuesday.
The album kicks off with a vocalized intro before launching straight into the LP’s first standout track “Babypop.” Another highlight is the collaboration “Shake Your Hands” between Monika and producer Andrew Wyatt, who lends his vocals to the disco-pop stunner.
Monika also takes some ventures into experimental territory with the ambient, rhythmic “We Came Into This World” and the acoustics and strings of “Give Us Wings,” before “Stripping” kicks the techno beat back up into immediately approachable ‘80s-era synth pop. “Gave You My Soul” closes the album in a funky groove, with a tight rhythm section and a melody that’s going to be stuck in your head all day.
If you like what you hear, you can grab Monika’s new album Secret In The Dark on Oct. 2, and catch her live on the following dates.
Monika Secret In The Dark Album Launch Tour Dates
8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Living Room – CMJ
16 – New York, NY @ Berlin – CMJ
17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery – CMJ