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Breakthrough European Electro-pop Duo Close to Monday Release Riveting New Single, 'Phantom'

Close to Monday, the innovative European electro-pop duo, continues to make waves in the music world with their unique blend of catchy pop and cinematic sounds. Comprised of singer/songwriter Ann and musical producer Alexander, the duo has been releasing a series of monthly singles in 2024, earning critical acclaim and amassing a dedicated fan base. Their music, often compared to CHVRCHES and Boy Harsher, stands out with its distinctive identity, seamlessly blending various influences into something entirely their own.

Close to Monday has already achieved impressive milestones, including top three placements in the Deutsche Alternative Charts and international film festival awards for their music videos, such as “Guns.” Their music serves as a guide for listeners on a journey of self-exploration and discovery. The band's new logo, inspired by Scandinavian runes symbolizing strength, success, and the flow of time, reflects their commitment to creating music that protects and empowers its listeners.

"Phantom": A Journey of Self-Discovery

Released May 10, 2024, "Phantom" is the latest single from Close to Monday, continuing their monthly release series. This new track invites listeners on a compelling journey of self-discovery and introspection, exploring the human need to make peace with one’s inner demons. Ann's brooding lyrics and Alexander's poignant production create a mesmerizing composition that delves deep into the human psyche.

Echoing iconic dark wave influences and indie peers, "Phantom" combines ethereal melodies, moody synths, and emotive lyrics. The track builds on the success of their previous single, "Stranger," which examined the paradox of toxic relationships. "Phantom" shifts the focus to the primal human need to coexist with one's darker side, a theme that resonates deeply in today's world.

“You are a spirit that I see / My enemy, my love, my friend / Either way, you're with me until the end,” sings Ann, capturing the essence of the song's introspective journey. Alexander's serpentine groove adds to the track's haunting ambiance, making "Phantom" a standout in their discography.

"Phantom" explores the delicate and invisible substance that emanates from both human and animal bodies, delving into the depths of human nature. This theme aligns with Close to Monday’s ongoing focus on the inner essence of humanity, exploring how to live in harmony with oneself.

The duo explains, "We perceive our phantoms, we communicate with them, and we take responsibility for them, understanding that they have just as much right to existence as we do." This philosophical approach adds depth to their music, inviting listeners to reflect on their own inner experiences.

Album Details

Close to Monday's forthcoming album, set to release later this year, will continue to explore themes of self-discovery and introspection. Built from candid recordings of friends and mentors, vocal lines from peers and heroes, and warm, rich melodies, the album promises to be a profound exploration of human nature.

Close to Monday continues to captivate audiences with their unique sound and profound lyrical themes. "Phantom" is a testament to their ability to create music that resonates deeply with listeners, offering a journey of self-discovery and introspection. As they release more music and gain further prominence, Close to Monday is undoubtedly a duo to watch in 2024 and beyond.

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