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MonkeyRat’s new single is an absolute funkpop banger

Pop and funk band MonkeyRat have released new track ‘Good Morning Reykjavik’: a brilliant pop track imbued with lashings of funk. 

It’s not hard to miss the clear George Clinton-esque good time funk on ‘Good Morning Reykjavik’ – MonkeyRat’’s new single is plucky and full of enough energy to warm up and wake a nation up, let alone Iceland capital. An infectious chorus coupled with some warm guitar sets the song up to keep you dancing from morning to night and MonkeyRat are sure to pull in even more fans with this track. 

Shining as a beautifully poppy, upbeat track, ‘Good Morning Reykjavik’ should find its way into any morning jam playlist where energy and infectious enthusiasm are on top of the menu. Check it out if you’re into some modern Parliament inspired pop funk with some sultry, meta undertones. 

You can listen to ‘Good Morning Reykjavik’ on MonkeyRat’s Spotify page here.

MonkeyRat spread some good vibes with their latest U Gotta Love Being You

You don’t need to be a flower child or some kind of free spirit to enjoy U Gotta Love Being U, the latest release by MonkeyRat – a message of positivity and love that may not change the world but definitely helps in times like these.

Rooted in folk and featuring a league of proficient musicians, the song stands as a singer-songwriter pop ballad that soothes the spirit by spreading some good vibes. If you focus on the bass and guitar lines, you’ll appreciate the perfect roundness of the sound and how they flawlessly intertwine with the drums in a wholeness that I often struggle to find in similar acts.

Led by Canadian artist Anna Iachino – and sung by Alain Apaloo who has an incredibly peculiar timbre, I must admit – and the award-winning virtuoso bass player Arnold Ludvig (also her husband), MonkeyRat deliver such a refined project that, if not your preferred genre, could totally be the one to convert you.

Check out U Gotta Love Being U on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.