4 Octobre 2022
From UNITED KINGDOM •
Myra Monoka is a singer/songwriter and music producer based in Budapest, Hungary, who creates an exciting blend of contemporary r’n’b & soulful electronic pop.
Having collaborated with many well-known local artists in the past, she is now focused on releasing her own songs, working A-list producers such as Grammy Award-winning Matt Lawrence (Adele,Beyoncé, Amy Winehouse). As a songwriter/producer, Myra has done many sessions with international artists from London to Paris and Los Angeles, has landed a Top 4 hit on Beatport’s House charts and has been featured on BBC Radio 1. Myra has been shortlisted for the MIDEM Artist Accelerator Programme and has played showcase festivals in Prague, Sweden and Hungary.
Myra has been studying classical music since age six, and attended the famous Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest, Hungary. In 2016 she sharpened her music production skills at the SAE Institute in Miami, USA, where she had the opportunity to learn from a renowned group of teachers, such as the 3x Grammy Nominated, multi-platinum winning Krunkadelic (Elton John, Sean Paul) Myra has been to songwriting sessions in Nashville, organized by Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Kiss), as well as the first ever S/SC (Stockholm Songwriting Camp) event in her native Budapest.
Seoul Station (Mongoose) has been producing music since 2012. With the Mongoose alias he worked together with international acts like Dub FX and made official remixes for Awolnation and The Qemists. His recent works are more playful/soulful, but still synthesizer focused disco and melodic house.
With this song we wanted to tell people about the synergy of one's inner conflicts and the ways of resolving them. It's important for us that people know that sometimes we also struggle with our demons. Writing this song is our way of effectively dealing with these issues and hopefully others can also relate this concept. To represent this idea in the music itself as well, we decided to use only analog instruments and synthesizers and blend them together seamlessly in order to display hese inner battles and their resolution.
Myra Monoka and Mongoose (Seoul Station) have been releasing music together for adecade now. We are always more than excited to work together, because we know that at the end of the day we are going to bring out the best from each other. Our journey beganyears ago, but we feel like the end is nowhere near and there are way more songs to follow.
To follow the sonic concept of this duality, we wanted to make sure that it is representedvisually as well. The blurred contours of Myra on the artwork is in contrast with the sharp moment that was captured with the help of a flashlight. The artwork is one picture that still feels like two separate images.
DIFFUSION OCTOBER, 4, 2022