Mokono unveils a noteworthy song entitled ‘Signs’ which spotlights the rich vocals of the female vocalist that sings from the heart combined with an eccentric sound that is so unique and pleasant.
Mokono is an up-and-coming psychedelic-soul band based in Southampton, UK – whose music sports exciting grooves and jazz-inflected harmony.
Having been gigging for just a year; Mokono have already hit the scene hard playing prestigious venues such as o2 Academy Islington and gigging and making a name for themselves in places across southern England. (Bristol, London, and Southampton to mention a few).
Mokono’s debut single has already reached audiences of thousands within days of the release.
2019 is looking towards being an amazing year for Mokono who are expecting gigs supporting major artists.
The ensemble was established when members Georgia Lee (vocals), Charlie English (guitar), Annabel Thornton (keys), Ross Millar (bass), and Ben Lester (drums) met at university.
After spending the last year making their mark on the Southampton music scene and gigging at places in the South of England, Mokono released their highly expected debut single “Signs” on 14th December.
The song, (written by Ross Millar) emanated from a jam session revolving around a bass riff that the band instantly fell in love with.
When interrogated about the song, Ross stated “I started with a riff and progression that established the mood… I tend to notate rough parts for the whole song in Sibelius and bring it to the band to play through, and then we develop the parts, mess around with the structure and add new sections as a group”.
‘Signs’ adopts the metaphor of reading a map to analyze the emotions that one is feeling. It is inspired by soul, funk, and disco artists such as Here Come The Mummies and Jill Scott that Ross was listening to at the point of writing.
Synth-wave artists like Mega Drive inspired the breakdown and layering of textures.