Mel Monaco – “Love Tides”


Suave vocals, frolicking woodwinds, and nostalgic string infusions are amongst the starring elements on the riveting “Love Tides,” the new single from Mel Monaco. The soulful, funk-inclined production is a stellar offering from the Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Muskoka, Ontario.

Described as “all about embracing the summer sunshine and celebrating love,” “Love Tides” struts a confident and optimistic demeanor throughout. “Don’t keep me waiting, no hesitating,” Monaco sings, culminating in the delightful “sunshine, blue skies,” chorus — reflecting the summer-y description with the expressive strings, woodwinds, and vocals.

The mid-point stirs with a brief spoken-word suaveness as the instrumentation takes center stage, emphasizing the production’s soulful charisma. The “sunshine,” chorus reprises thereafter with especially inviting appeal. “Love Tides” is a ravishing, livening showcase from Mel Monaco.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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