Take a deep breath and let today’s Inbox Jukebox Presents move you. Brother Sundance brings a brooding love song written from a place of heartache and introspection. “Monsters” feat. Ella Boh will get you digging into how you really feel and screaming it out loud to the anti-pop beat.
“Every word in this song means the world to me,” Brother Sundance shares. “Monsters” tells a dark tale of insecurity, bringing out those thoughts that creep out late at night when you’re alone. That brutal honesty makes the track powerful. “It will forever be my favorite Brother Sundance song. I still sing it when I’m feeling down. It just feels like home, somehow.”
“Monsters” moves from seductive to anthemic, taking you through a full range of emotions while Brother Sundance’s intense vocals cut deep. Ella Boh’s voice adds another layer of chills—the two singers’ tones contrast, speaking to the light and dark parts of the song, of the lyrics, of you.
“[‘Monsters’] will forever be my favorite Brother Sundance song. I still sing it when I’m feeling down. It just feels like home, somehow.”
The singer-songwriter not only penned the song, he also created the video treatment. “This video is definitely my favorite thing I’ve ever done as a visual artist,” he says. The visual shows Brother Sundance in chains and a straitjacket, held down by his monsters while a mix of doctors and prison guards seek to help or hurt him—it’s up to you to decide which. It’s a striking piece of art that adds even more depth to the track.
From the moment you hit play you can feel the energy and emotion that was poured into the song and video. “Monsters” has been a labor of love for Brother Sundance and it’s paying off—watch the video below and we’ll leave you with his thoughts: “There isn’t a second of it that wasn’t cared for and gone over with a fine tooth comb. I still can’t believe it’s mine, really. It doesn’t feel real, sometimes.”
“Before music, I thought I was going to be a professional baseball player. I ended up hurting myself and ending my baseball career before turning to music early in high school. After making the switch, I never looked back.”