Monolink unveils ‘The Prey’, third-single from upcoming album
"The Prey is a story of seduction, of using each other. It’s a story of projection, of only seeing yourself in the other. It’s a story of realization, of waking up from a dream"
Monolink Portrait Berlin, Kreuzberg, 2021, credit: Lisa Wassmann
After Sinner and Otherside, Monolink kicks off 2021 with The Prey, the third extract of his upcoming album via Embassy One.
Riding a remarkable wave of success off the back of his two huge singles from 2020, Monolink now looks to emulate this endeavor into 2021, with the release of his next mesmerizing offering, The Prey. Out today on Embassy One, Ultra Records and Sweat It Out, The Prey is the third stunning single to be taken from the celebrated German producer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist upcoming sophomore studio album, and one which sees him explore an increasingly despondent and melancholic timbre to its two predecessors.
The Prey is a story of seduction, of using each other. It’s a story of projection, of only seeing yourself in the other. It’s a story of realization, of waking up from a dream. – Monolink about the track
With a forced hiatus in international touring casting a shadow over the majority of 2020, Monolink has been channeling his boundless creativity by dedicating an unprecedented amount of time into doing what he enjoys most – writing music. Transporting listeners into his own reflective dimension of sonic exploration, Monolink’s beautiful harmonies are tempered by chugging down-tempo beats and warped analog synthesizers, with his unmistakable top-line and trademark lyrics of human iniquity forming the backbone of the narrative.
‘The Prey’ my new single is Out Now! 🦅 It’s about projecting your hopes and fears onto someone, so much that you can’t actually see the person underneath anymore. This song means a lot to me and I hope it resonates with you. https://t.co/0ygvSQ3R0Ppic.twitter.com/wwQaN0p5P8
Monolink has brought his captivating live performance to notable venues and festivals around the world, including Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, III Points, Tomorrowland, Osheaga, Melt, Montreux Jazz, and is confirmed to perform at Coachella 2021. His first headlining tour across Germany and Switzerland in 2018 was so popular that four additional dates were added to accommodate demand, as he went on to sell out three shows in Berlin’s Säälchen venue, selling over 6000 tickets in just eight weeks.
Rooted in a guitar-focused musical background, Monolink – AKA Steffen Linck, has managed to remain one of the most dynamic melodic techno selectors on the scene, tastefully straddling the fence of electronic producer and live singer-songwriter and incorporating the beat and groove of electronic music into his compositions, creating the ultimate examples of melodic dance music.