Now Playing: Robbie & Mona – 'Wallpaper'

Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Photo by Ellie Gray

Bristol-based lo-fi glitch-pop duo Robbie & Mona, the project of William Carkeet and Eleanor Gray, recently shared their latest single ‘Wallpaper’. The track is set to appear on their forthcoming debut album EW, due for release on January 29th via Spinny Nights. 

The dreamlike number sees the duo blend together delicate and ethereal vocals with glowing and swaying synths, resulting in something ever-so-magical. According to Mona, ‘Wallpaper’ is about an out-of-body experience of sorts, where you feel like a passive observer of the world around you. “It’s about feeling quite passive and ghost-like, like you’re in the wrong realm, just an observer. The intro vocals were delivered without any thought in a bit of a daze. I think the tightness of the music was weirdly inspired by Napoleon Dynamite. We were watching it and really enjoyed how all the songs towards the end were just so deadpan.”

Robbie also added on the song’s construction, “I tried to create an audio palette for each song on the album, and I saw this song as very tight and blocky, like a wheel of primary colours. Everything sounds really tight and in a box, the drums especially.”

Get aquatinted with Robbie & Mona and their single ‘Wallpaper’ below.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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