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New Monico: “New World”

Monico has had a busy 2017, most recently teaming up with Kindan No Tasuketsu for the fantastic “Goodbye My Cinderella.” She’s back on her own for “New World,” a team featuring her singing over music created by Tomggg, described in the info box as a “pop maestro,” which seems about right. “Kawaii” as adjective gets a lot of folks heated nowadays, which is fair, but their is definitely a cute element to “New World” — this is after all Tomggg, who set a lot of this fluffy, chime-accented stuff in motion. Critically, this song works because it doesn’t crush, but rather builds a fittingly light and spacious backdrop for Monico to sing over. She’s the focus, and this highlights it. Listen above.