BETTER THAN THAT
After more than half a million streams on Spotify, the journey continues!
“Better than that” (Man vs Monkey’s third release) is a special one. After having Pia Miller’s voice on “DGAF*” and Funky Monkey’s vocals on “Too rare to die”, “Better than that” is different as it features a female-male duet on the mic. But for sure not a cliché one! Rather one that deals with the pitfalls of affairs, that strange zone between love and lust.
Musically, the song starts off with a light tune and a catchy melody in the verse. The chorus’ tight bass reinforces the seriousness of the emotional vocals that ultimately resolve in a powerful drop. Combined with carefully crafted lyrical scenes, Man vs Monkey continue what they have always been doing – telling stories and making music that excites them (and hopefully others too). Because everyone feels down sometimes. But with music it can get “better than that”.
TOO RARE TO DIE
Will their dreams crack up while “taking pills just that Marshmello thinks I´m dope”? Or will they get sued by Jay-Z because of “spamming insta DMs” to his account? Nevermind, Man vs Monkey will make “Kylie Jenner remember” anyway.
“Too rare to die” – Man vs Monkey´s second track rides the emotional rollercoaster of the producer duo´s life. When Funky Monkey complains, “I need a life that´s monkey like” and asks for a Jägermeister with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Electronic-Dance-Pop song is all about wanting to live the rock’n’roll life everyone talks about – but never getting there (of course).
Dan the Man and Funky Monkey stepped out of their comfort zone after their debut single “DGAF*” and tried to blur genres again, calling “Too rare to die” an EDM-Rock song. As a second step of leaving their comfort zone, Funky Monkey was taking over the mic on this song.
Their first track “DGAF*” opens up as a piano driven melancholic pop song. After a catchy chorus the song explodes into a powerful dance drop, to which you just have to dance to.
Featuring artist Pia Miller sets the souly tone of the song coping with the different emotions of a sudden break-up – from being shattered on the ground to anger all the way to dealing with the other person wanting to come back. All in all, a highly emotional piece of music that perfectly connects the melancholy of a pop song with the drive and excitement of a modern dance production.