The latest single by the Australian band captures the bombast/sensitive dynamic expertly.
Nearly a year and a half after the release of their breakthrough debut album Turn the People, Australian band Monks of Mellonwah are set to release a seven-track EP called Disconnect this month. In keeping with their appealing, stadium-friendly style, new single "Show Me Something More" is equal parts bombast and sensitivity, not to mention a lot smarter than a lot of people will give a mainstream rock band credit for.
"The beginnings of 'Show Me Something More' were written in a hotel in Seattle during our three-month tour of the USA in the summer of 2014," says guitarist Joseph de la Hoyde. "It was nearing the end of tour, so we were dead tired, and funnily enough, the hotel we were staying in had a history of being haunted. As a band, we had been listening a lot to the new Coldplay record 'Ghost Stories', which was coincidental now for a number of reasons, and love the bright electronic vibe. The record became one of those records that as an artist you wish had written first, it spoke to me, and being on tour away from family and friends, it was fitting.
"'Show Me Something More' to me is a simple track, well at least conceptually. To me it's about a culmination of post school life. About trying to fill in the blanks, make something of yourself. I always liked to think of it as that song that comes on at 3am at a club or party, drunk as hell, and you have that moment of clarity, you know there is more out there, and for an instant you know what you have to do to get there... But it's fleeting."