Monopoly Loser

FRESH: ‘Cold Waves’ – Monopoly Loser

Monopoly Loser releases “Cold Waves”.

by Christopher Smith

“Cold Waves” is the second single of the independent dream pop singer, Monopoly Loser. It’s a heartbreak story supported by easy but sensitive lyrics that tell the audience a story of a relationship that has no future. In his own dreamy universe, Monopoly Loser invites his audience on a trip to his dreams, regrets and life experiences.

Previously participating in a band doMANi, Erik Deák (Monopoly Loser) started his music career by singing and toplining electronic pop songs. The band released few singles and participated in various competitions and festivals. In 2013 the band members decided to split up and pursue solo careers.

A solo project of independent singer, songwriter Erik Deák (Monopoly Loser), originally coming from Ukrainian/Hungarian background, based in Liege, Belgium, he released his first single High in December 2018. Through a synth pop, light piano melancholic sound he spoke to the listeners about his nostalgia for childhood and how dreaming was easier when he was a child.

After releasing High, the singer recorded a couple of more self written songs, but decided to take a break until he felt ready. In the meantime performing on different stages with High and covers of Lana Del Rey, Iyeoka and Axelle Red, he introduced a dark and dramatic pop sound to his music.

His next emotional single “Cold Waves” is going to be released on December 3rd and is highly influenced by the music of Hurts, Lana Del Rey and White Lies. With Cold Waves, Monopoly Loser attracts the audience to dive deep into a heartbreak story that is supported by an extraordinary single artwork which became a signature gesture of the artist.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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