Monika Premieres "Stripping" Off Forthcoming 'Secret in the Dark' LP
On the heels of two platinum Greek releases, headlining major festivals and gracing the covers of music and fashion magazines in her homeland, Monika is thrilled to announce her third studio album, Secret in the Dark, available October 2 worldwide via Other Music Recording Co. 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. A distinctly New York album with a breezy Mediterranean heart, Secret in the Dark is a cunningly crafted record of ‘80s art pop infused with organic leftfield disco tones. The Fader just premiered "Stripping," one of the record's darker ethereal soundscapes, with Monika's syncopated operatic vocals slicing into shimmering synths and driving bass.
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. Fans will have a special early chance to experience the funk-pop extravaganza live at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on July 9. Be sure to catch Monika live and stay tuned for more news coming soon!