Moncrieff releases powerful debut single ‘Symptoms’
Moncrieff has spent the past few years living in London, honing his trade – putting together the songs to form his as-yet-untitled debut EP.
Growing up with an insatiable curiosity for the soul and blues greats, he quickly established himself as an unmistakable burgeoning talent within London’s underground live circuit.
As well as working as a recording artist in his own right, he has also worked with some of the world’s biggest artists, perhaps most notably earning himself the coveted role as a backing vocalist for Adele along the way.
A talented musician and singer, with alternative songwriting sensibilities, Moncrieff‘s compositions combine a mix of both classic gritty blues and modern urban pop influences; a blend of styles and sounds he casually describes as “neo-noir soul”.
With a rich, powerful vocal delivery, and an explosive instrumental behind it – ’Symptoms’ – his debut release, is an incredibly exciting first statement of intent.
Moncrieff explains: “Symptoms is essentially a song for people who’s only religion is for making bad decisions”.
Reflecting on a period of time where he began making such a string of bad choices in relationships, Moncrieff decided to attempt to write a song try get to the bottom of why he, and so many others, get drawn into these toxic situations.
“There is something irresistible about being in a slightly unpredictable relationship.” Moncrieff muses. “Somehow the highs and good times seem so much more vivid and defined. Not good for your health on many different levels but that doesn’t stop people from choosing it.”
Moncrieff will play his first official live shows in New York and London this October, showcasing songs from his debut EP, set to follow in the coming months.
LIVE DATES (message for press passes)
1st October, London, Notting Hill Arts Club (Communion showcase)
3rd October, New York, Rockwood Music Hall (Communion showcase)
Moncrieff‘s debut single ‘Symptoms’ is out now via 0E0E Records.