Talks Greek Roots, Near Death Experience & Her First US Release,
Unleashes “Secret In The Dark” w/ The New York Times Today!
“…a bright but bass-heavy tune, with a strutting disco vibe driving its keyboard loop that calls Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” to mind.”– The New York Times
Secret In The Dark Out 10/2 via Other Music Recording Co.
Prod. By Homer Steinweiss of The Dap-Kings & Menahan Street Band
” …disco-indebted art pop.” – FADER
“Hear Monika’s synth-sational fidelity-fuck…” – Impose Magazine
” …soaring vocals from Monika and a glittering yet dark-hued web of synthesizers, all propelled by a strong dance groove.” – WNYC Soundcheck
Photo Credit: Eilon Paz
On the heels of two platinum Greek releases, headlining major festivals and gracing the covers of music and fashion magazines in her homeland, Monika will release the new album Secret In The Dark worldwide on October 2 via Other Music Recording Co. A distinctly New York album with a breezy Mediterranean heart, her latest triumph is a cunningly crafted record of ‘80s art pop infused with organic leftfield disco tones.
Monika recently shared album cuts “Stripping” and “Shake Your Hands” ft. Andrew Wyatt. Album title track “Secret In The Dark” calls upon the genre’s forefathers with its own contemporary edge and irresistible bass line. Monika offers a glimpse into her past and inspiration for the album, revealing “Secret In The Dark” with The New York Timestoday.
Amassing a dream-team of musicians, Homer Steinweiss, Thomas Brenneck, Nick Movshon, Victor Axelrod, Leon Michels, and others from the Brooklyn scene join Monika on Secret In The Dark. Recorded at the Daptone-renowned Dunham Sounds Studios (Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Dan Auerbach) and produced by Dap-Kings & Menahan Street Band founding member Homer Steinweiss, the album breathes generational genre-spanning influences.