PREMIERE: Monophonics’ “It’s Only Us” Is an Anthem for Humanity

The psych/soul blend comes off an album of the same name, out March 13 via Colemine Records.

Led by lead singer Kelly Finnigan, the Bay Area–hailing group Monophonics blend heavy soul and psych-rock with vast experience as touring performers. Their fourth release since 2012, It’s Only Us, is out March 13 via Colemine Records, and today we’re premiering the record’s title track. 

The album promises to be a reflection of what the band sees as the current state of the world, touching on everything from broken relationships, to mental health, to gun violence and power struggles, but with an undercurrent of resilience and unity running through it. 

Of the track out today, Finnigan explains, “‘It’s Only Us’ is about the first time you tell someone you love them. It’s that moment in life so many of us have had where we make ourselves our most vulnerable. While on the outside it has the qualities of a traditional love song, underneath it is an anthem for humanity. Right now, we are witnessing a time where so many people feel polarized and there is a divisive mood in the country. Inside the story is a message of unity, trust, and acceptance that goes beyond falling in love. The mood of the music and production is cinematically sweet, soulfully lush, and psychedelic. It gracefully winks to greats like Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, and Thom Bell.”

It’s Only Us is out March 13 via Colemine. Pre-order it here and go here to see tour dates, or take a peek below the video. 

Monophonics Tour Dates:

4/2 The Biltmore, Vancouver, BC
4/3 Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
4/4 Neumos – Seattle, WA
4/5 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
4/9 Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
4/10 Independent – San Francisco, CA
4/11 Teragram – Los Angeles, CA
4/12 Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/1 Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
5/2 Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
5/3 Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
5/4 Adelaide Hall – Toronto, ON
5/6 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
5/7 Black Cat – Washington, DC
5/8 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
5/9 Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
5/12 High Watt – Nashville, TN
5/13 The Woodward – Cincinnati, OH
5/14 Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
5/15 Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
5/16 Wave – Wichita, KS


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