New Album: "Mono Monday" by Rain on Fridays
Motivational Muses Review | by Anastasia Logan
Released July 30, 2019
Cover Artwork by @_maxdion_ on Instagram.
Rich in style and intriguing with titles, Mono Monday by Rain on Fridays, is a masterful creation from beginning to end. No two tracks are the same and no stone was left unturned, resulting in a fresh album that deserves the 30 minutes to listen in full. This nine-track album kicks off with "Superglue Your Shoes," which is not only an amazing title, but an amazing first track. This track is an upbeat, toe-tapping, good time paired with powerful vocals that create an almost nostalgic sound. Tempo changes add dimension while instrumentals keep the upbeat nature intact. Every transition in this album works to keep a continuous flow and prevent falters. Creating a seamless effect.
Stylistic changes are also fluid, adding dimension and interest. One song that encapsulates this approach is "Idiotic Defense." Instead of singing, this song is more spoken adding a certain intensity. There is a wonderful transition into the chorus, which is sung, and it doesn't stick out. Everything flows perfectly in this song making it a personal favorite. Another track that seems to shift styles is "Cola." The vibe seemed to become a bit country, but not like yeehaw country, but just a bit to pick up on. Instrumentally this song also had a bit of a tropical sound which stood out and made it a great listen!
Balance was achieved beautifully with this album. Every a tempo change and dynamic shift blended with all other elements flawlessly. There was never really a time where instrumentals took over or the vocals didn't have enough support. Every detail was thought out and it shows.
Mono Monday is bold, fresh, one-of-a-kind, and should be added to any rock lovers playlist.
Rain on Fridays is a female-fronted alternative rock band from San Diego, California.
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