Every once in a while, a pop artist emerges with the whole package; talent, experienced songwriting, organic and raw vocals and true feeling. Welcome to the stage Moncrieff.
Having already received strong airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, and Beats 1, along with a 13 week stint on the European Border Breakers Chart with his first two opening singles, Moncrieff seems now set to be the next Irish artist to break through with the release of his first body of work ‘The Early Hurts’ EP this summer.
The lead single ‘Ghost’ is a perfect musical recipe of strong, soulful vocal delivery, raw yet hard-hitting production and a stunning visual to accompany it.
As the young talent explains about the track: “‘Ghost’ is the first single from my upcoming EP and tells the story of a break up with an ex-partner with brutal honesty and sincerity. It always feels promising and a relief to have that moment of clarity where you realise that the relationship is disintegrating right before your eyes and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. The person needed so much more from me than I was able to give at the time and I guess that’s what I was trying to own up to and write about in the song. Sometimes break up songs have a habit of being told with images and metaphors to help round off the edges and soften the blow a bit for the other person, but most of the time in real life it doesn’t work this way… in my experience and I’m sure in many others, when you break up, there’s tears, grit and angry words… there’s bitterness as well as care and love that hovers around and that’s what ‘Ghost’ captures: real feelings, bad times.”