What You Left There by Prints of Monaco: Review
Led by the NYC Singer-songwriter Oliver Monaco, the indie rock group Prints of Monaco have released their latest heartwarming single What You Left There. Full of nostalgic memories and self-reflection, this song takes one back to their childhood home and reminds them of what’s been left behind in a soulful emotional song.
Blending folk and indie, the song has a very soulful heartwarming sound that may remind some of Fleet Foxes and The Lumineers with the warm acoustic charisma of Death Cab for Cutie. The warm acoustic guitar melody grabs your attention from the first slide it starts with. The backing guitar melodies create a nostalgic atmosphere with their airy reverbed effect. You don’t even notice the absence of percussion in the song because of how organized the rhythm guitar is even at the peak of the song.
At the forefront of all of this is the soulful vocals of Oliver Monaco. His warm vocals on this track have the right amount of airiness and husk and he changes it up effortlessly and uses different vocal techniques in different parts of the song showcasing his control and mastery of the craft of singing. All of these are neatly packed in a box and tied with a bow delivered in the form of a song that reminds you what has been left can only be visited in one’s mind but better to be left there as is.
Review by: Gabe Finch