Moncrieff has released his new single PLAYLOUD. We asked him the BIG questions . . .
Speaking about the song, he says: "PLAYLOUD was written as a reaction to a world that seems to be getting more messed up each day. It was written as a call to arms to young people and anyone who feels frustrated and alienated by the world they live in. A world where greed, consumption and the desire to make money trumps overall.
"With Global leaders not doing enough to tackle (and some outright denying) the threats of climate change, and the growing gap between the rich and the poor. Since it was written in January we've seen how the world’s two biggest leaders fumble through a world pandemic, with countless thousands of lives needlessly lost as well as the continued systemic racism and police brutality inflicted upon the black community in the states and the UK".
"PLAYLOUD stands as an act of defiance and social disobedience by the youth to not allow the failings of those in power to stand in the way of their pursuit of happiness and self-expression. Life is too short to waste time being concerned with other people’s opinions, and the youth want to be free to determine their own destiny as individuals. To live life to the fullest as the truest and most unapologetic version of yourself you can be no matter if the world feels like it could end tomorrow."
Tell us three things about yourself?
I was a benchwarmer for the Waterford Minor Hurling team
I love spaghetti Bolognese to an unhealthy degree
I am 3/4 North Korean.
How would you describe your music?
That one nerd in all the high school movies who ends up saving the world.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Kanye West, James Blake, James Brown
How did you occupy yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?
Started my own clothing line
Educated myself on the Black Lives Matter movement.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Hazy - Kate Lomas
Favourite lyric of all time?
"Your love will be safe with me" - Bon Iver
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
Purple Rain - Prince or Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Where can people find your music/more information?
On my Instagram or Spotify