It is quite rare, nowadays, to come across an album release featuring 16 tracks; in the era of brief, precise content, an LP always gives us a breath of fresh air, a stimulus and a reminder that organic artistry still exists, and can be mesmerising. ‘Safer Under The Covers’ by Moni Grace is exactly that: a long punk-pop infused journey into the 23-year-old’s creative universe, stopping by personal tales of self-love and self-reflection.
Based in Boston, Moni Grace only debuted last year, with a three-track EP called ‘How To Fall In Love With The Concept of Forgetting’. Grace’s raw, unpolished sound, together with an authentic and honest lyrical content, put her on the radar as a rising talent, gaining support from the likes Punktastic, Buffablog and Performers On The Go.
Now returning with ‘Safer Under The Covers’, Moni Grace showcases her flexibility, ranging from uptempo simil-punk numbers (‘Winter Break is Over, ‘The Pavement After You Left’) to tamer gems (Growing Up vs Growing Apart, The Same High School Parties), to surprising spoken-words shorts (to note: Champagne Summets and Forgetting November). Recorded with a stellar line-up of musicians, we also see Grace’s own contribution on the guitar side.
Count us in! Looking forward to hearing more. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy ‘Safer Under The Covers’ on Spotify: