MONOWHALES, the pop-infused indie rock band have released a brand new single titled “All or Nothing.” The new tune is produced by JUNO Award-nominated Producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Brave Shores) and mixed by JUNO Award-winning Mix Engineer Jason Dufour (July Talk, Tokyo Police Club). “All or Nothing” is described as a thundering anthem about taking risks and believing in the power of your own will. “All or Nothing” is the follow-up to the band’s recent hit single “RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)” which broke the radio record for highest-charting unsigned band by hitting number two on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Rock Chart in early 2020.
Drummer Jordan Circosta hopes listeners “feel empowered to double down on their dreams and be willing to do whatever it takes to make them happen.” The trio asserts that “‘All or Nothing’ is about the attitude we bring to everything we do as MONOWHALES. As an independent band, we risk it all to bring our art to our fans, and this song tells the story of overcoming the obstacles and naysayers that have stood in our way since the beginning. We are going to make it no matter what it takes, and we’re going to do it our way.”
“All or Nothing” was recorded in British Columbia last fall. The MONOWHALES toured the country on their way from Ontario to the studio sessions. Before heading out, “I wrote the beginnings of this song at home on my acoustic guitar” says Circosta. “I had just gotten out of a long term relationship and was about to quit my job to work on MONOWHALES full time. I was taking a lot of risks, but there was no doubt in my mind that I was on the right path. I showed it to Zach who wrote the arrangement and finished the melodies. It resonated with the band right away, with Sally really making it her own right out of the gate with those thundering yeah’s.”
The MONOWHALES have been working diligently the past few years on their songwriting, live show, and building their fan base, currently putting the finishing touches on a new record which is produced by Worsley. “All or Nothing” is available to stream and purchase here.
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