SREAM “MARILYN MONROE”
Up and coming punk-pop soul singer-songwriter, Moni Grace, has released her latest single, “Marilyn Monroe,” her second single following her 2021 debut album, Safer Under the Covers. The track features music and lyrics by Moni Grace, guitar by Rachel Moon, and bass, drums, production, and mixing/mastering by Jake White. Marilyn Monroe is available on all streaming services on May 7, with a music video debuting on May 30.
The track explores the heartbreak of loss, and was written by Moni in an effort to not reach out to people who have left her life. Fans of Moni will not be disappointed, as she delivers her usual poignant lyrics and emotional vocals.
“Perhaps the actual heartbreak is how we made space within our beings to find home within each other. A place neither of us can return to, any longer,” says Moni. “Writing is the basis for creation. The urge to inflict pain onto myself, in attempt to punish my body for years of not talking about my abuse, much like the urge to draft a suicide note has turned, in recent years, into the urge to write a poem. I know it’s not much however, these words are all I have to offer you right now. Words meaning I believe you. I believe in you. I believe in the fact that the person who made you feel this way, is the empty one. Not you. And I look forward to the day you decide to plant lilacs in memory of every violent memory or experience that has tried to take you away from the present tense. From right now. I look forward to the day you finally say goodbye, and stop returning to the graveyard of the girl the demons used to occupy. I can’t wait for the day the suicide notes you once drafted, in a result of you not being able to be present in your own skin, evaporates like every thing we wanted to sing when we were still here, but chose not to. And on those days, on those same days, I hope you forgive yourself, and your body for believing once that it was your fault. And to my body, I hope you one day can forgive me, too.”
“Marylin Monroe” is slated to be included in Moni’s 4 track EP, Something About July Part 1 - a piece about losing, finding parts of yourself in other people when you connect with them, and discovering her sexuality.
Moni Grace released her debut album, Safer Under the Covers, and her first EP, How to Fall in Love with the Concept of Forgetting, in 2020 and was featured in Punktastic, Buffablog, and Performers on the Go and another album, Safer Under the Covers in January of 2021 to much acclaim.
ABOUT MONI GRACE
Moni Grace is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter based out of Boston, MA. Through the genre pop punk, she is able to approach artistry in a conceptual and abstract way. Moni uses this approach in every song she creates, and incorporates her creative expression, self-reflection and soul. “[Moni Grace] has established her own unique style and positioning as an artist who has found her own spot for creative expression with down-to-earth honesty" - (Performers on the Go). Releases include her debut EP:“HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CONCEPT OF FORGETTING” (August 2020) and her debut album “SAFER UNDER THE COVERS” with a January 23rd, 2021 release date, has gained various media attention within its first week, as well as surpassing 40,000 total streams. “Grace’s pop-punk influences shine on her raw take on the heartbroken singer/songwriter role" - (BuffaBlog). “Her songs go so far beyond what I tend to expect from young singer/songwriters (a cliched take on the angst of young love/loss, etc.) Her work has a mastery and an emotional depth that is impressive. Her songs convey real emotion. I had tears listening to her "stories." -David D
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