Song: Hanya – Monochrome review

By Chris Hatch

The latest single from Brighton collective, Hanya, comes in the form of the dreamy Monochrome. A silky, satin track that billows and breezes between chamber-pop, Alvvays-style shoegaze, and starry-eyed, 70s inspired psych-lite.

Heather Sheret’s beguiling vocals pull you in to a backing of palatial synths and luxuriously-toned guitars – it’s a mixture of the nostalgic kitsch of The Orielles’ Disco Volador, and the dreaminess of Pure Bathing Culture, yet it’s an altogether fuller, and more expansive track.

While it’s chorus doesn’t necessarily aim for pop heights, nor claw you in with instant hooks, Monochrome’s flourishing waves of moreishness eventually blemish the skin with a pinky, pastel lovebite.

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