Today, Berlin singer, songwriter and producer Monolink releases the second offering “Swallow” from his forthcoming record - a somber follow up to the album’s first single Sirens. The song is reminiscent of Roots Rock, but essentialistic and groove-centric, tipping its hat to acts like Bob Moses, Gui Boratto, and Bonobo. The stripped down productions create ample room for Monolink's voice to carry the weight of the haunting melodies and allow for his lyricism to cut through, creating vivid imagery and pronounced storylines.
Steffen Linck is the multi-instrumentalist known as Monolink. His current profile is a bit of a mysterious one, seeming to have instantly sprung up into the US music scene after conquering Berlin’s underground community and his music is characterized by emotive guitar tones, sultry vocals and of course its warehouse-esque thumping low-end. He’s got the singular sound of an underground Berlin techno hero, with the pop sensibility of American electronica, all packaged together with his own unique flare.
In December, Monolink shared the first offering from his forthcoming album; an honest and sincere balled titled “Sirens”. The release of “Sirens” was paired with a recap video for his performance of the song at Australia’s Strawberry Fields Festival.
Monolink’s album is on the way via Embassy One, a subsidy of Embassy Of Music, and is due April 20th.
Stream “Swallow” below and keep an eye out for ‘Amniotic’, due soon via Embassy One.