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“Enemy” - monmoi | Review

“Enemy” by monmoi is a bedroom pop song akin to hits by boy pablo.

Synths create a groovy, pop atmosphere that highlights the artist’s vocals in a wonderful way. His soft tone is what really reminds me of boy pablo. The melody is extremely catchy as monmoi sings “we can’t see the enemy so close.” He explains, “The song revolves around a couple and a relationship close to breaking down with jealousy being the main cause. The narrator blames his girlfriend and her actions but doesn't realise that the true enemy is himself and his envious nature.” The upbeat production, jazzy synths, and hints of cowbell ensure this song will get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

monmoi is the solo project of George David, a London-based artist who previously released indie folk music under the moniker, Lauder. This project began in 2020 and “Enemy” is already monmoi’s fifth release. His recent single, “New Breed” has quickly accumulated over 1,300 streams on Spotify. “Enemy” is the first song of a double release so look out for the second half of the double-sided EP.

Written by Annika Johnson, edited by Hannah Schneider

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