Song of the Month: Monowhales, RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)

I’ve been wanting to feature this one as a Song of the Month for a while, but other songs kept popping up to demand my attention.

I’ve been keeping a casual eye on local power pop band Monowhales for a while now. They’ve got the sort of sound I tend to like, but they never quite grabbed me. But they’re pretty new, so I’ve held onto the hope that they might mature into something special.

It’s just one song, but based on Really Wanna Let You Down (somewhat obnoxiously abbreviated as RWLYD), my patience with them may be paying off. This one’s a banger.

Song of the Month: Amy Shark, I Said Hi

The latest new artist to catch my interest is Australia’s Amy Shark. She reminds me a little bit of Canada’s own Tegan and Sara, but a little folkier and yet also a bit edgier, if that makes sense.

My favourite song of Amy’s right now is I Said Hi. It excellently captures the feeling of trying to present the image that you’re doing okay when nothing could be further from the truth.