MONOWHALES have reimagined their hit single “RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)” with a special acoustic version, now available. The original version broke the radio record for the highest-charting “not-yet-signed” band by hitting the number two spot on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Rock Chart when it was initially released. You can stream and purchase “RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down) (Acoustic)” right here.
“We produced the song ourselves in Toronto. We wanted to take the upbeat vibrancy of the original song and create a version of it influenced by the difficulties we’re all facing through the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains drummer Jordan Circosta. “Through this process, ‘RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down) (Acoustic)’ ended up showcasing a darker, more somber side of the original, with acoustic guitar, piano, organ, and sparse percussion creating the backdrop for the intimate vocal performance Sally recorded in her apartment while self-isolating.”
MONOWHALES are keeping busy during self-isolation with various fun and creative activities for themselves and their fans. The band recently encouraged fans to join them on the meeting platform, Zoom, and take part in the live quarantine edition of the original song, alongside members of The Elwins, Bedhead, and Fake Shark. The Live Quarantine Edition of “RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)” featuring YOU is available for fans on YouTube. Alongside Indie88, the band hosted a Netflix Party streaming Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Meanwhile, lead vocalist Sally Shaar has also created a Spotify playlist titled GRL TALK, updated weekly with tracks from her favourite women in music. Equal parts local and international inspirations are highlighted; listen to the latest GRL TALK here.
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