After releasing a pair of standout singles in 2018, Sydney-based indie-pop duo MONATOMIC have just released their first track of the year in ‘They’re Playing My Song’ – produced and recorded by the band themselves at their home studio.
‘They’re Playing My Song’ is an infectious and energetic indie-electro cut, bursting with a relentless and magnetising urgency. Driven by its walls of synth, fuzz-laden bass and steadfast beats, the song is made complete by the charismatic vocals of enigmatic front man Steffan Lazar.
Lazar talks about the meaning behind ‘They’re Playing My Song’:
“’'They’re Playing My Song' is dedicated to everyone’s inner Rockstar. It can be challenging maintaining self-belief. Sometimes you get down on yourself; it happens to us all. Everyone who produces creative work has battled those inner demons of self-worth – particularly over their chosen art forms. Fresh off the plane in LA feeling buzzed, we wrote a song saying 'Fuck this - we do believe in ourselves, we are rock stars, we don’t care what anyone else thinks, we are just going be us, do our thing, and make people dance!'”.
Lazar and fellow band member, Tarran Webster, are childhood friends who grew up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The group have written and recorded songs around the world, from the sunny Byron Hinterlands, Australia to the winter land of Northern Ontario, Canada and the starry Hollywood Hills in the United States.
MONATOMIC have also performed their music live in their pyjamas for Woody Harrelson.
Over the coming months, MONATOMIC will continue to record and release new music.
‘They’re Playing My Song’ is available now
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