With a forced hiatus in international touring casting a shadow over the past twelve months, Monolink has been channelling his boundless creativity by dedicating an unprecedented amount of time into doing what he enjoys most – writing music.
Riding a remarkable wave of success off the back of his two huge 2020 singles (Sinner and Otherside) the celebrated German producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist now looks to emulate this endeavour into 2021, with the announcement of his next mesmerising offering, The Prey.
Out now via Embassy One, Ultra Records and Sweat It Out, The Prey is the third stunning single to be taken from Monolink’s upcoming sophomore studio album, and one which sees Steffen explore an increasingly despondent and melancholic timbre to its two predecessors.
Transporting listeners into his own reflective dimension of sonic exploration, Monolink’s beautiful harmonies are tempered by chugging down-tempo beats and warped analog synthesizers, with Steffen’s unmistakable topline and trademark lyrics of human iniquity forming the backbone of the narrative.
Speaking about the concept behind the record, Monolink commented:
“The Prey’ is a story of seduction, of using each other. It’s a story of projection, of only seeing yourself in the other. It’s a story of realization, of waking up from a dream”.
Rooted in a guitar-focused musical background, Monolink has managed to remain one of the most dynamic melodic techno selectors on the scene, tastefully straddling the fence of electronic producer and live singer-songwriter – incorporating the beat and groove of electronic music into his compositions, creating the ultimate examples of melodic dance music.
Monolink – The Prey is out now via Embassy One / Ultra Records (N&S America) / Sweat It Out (AU & NZ).