Liquid Monk have become a name in the Detroit music scene synonymous with instrumental virtuosity, genre bending creativity, and energetic live performances. Integrating an array of live instrumentation alongside electronics, the group has redefined how organic and electronic elements can blend to bring the excitement of a live band along with the texture and dance groove of a producer or DJ.
With a diverse pool of lyricists, they realized a vision of merging their jazz and fusion roots with electronic music and the vocal power of pop, hip hop and R&B. The band acts as a producer showcasing the unique talents of each collaborator while also creating a sonic landscape that can only be described as Liquid Monk. Their upcoming self-titled debut LP is due out this Autumn. Liquid Monk is Eric “Fil” Fillip (Drums, Percussion), Dan Gruszka (Guitar, Synth, Electronics), Michael Leonard (Guitar, Synth) and Omar Taji (Keyboards, Synth Bass).Speaking on the new track ‘Nighttime’ Liquid Monk states: We had been looking to write an original with Kameryn since we began performing with her last summer. After we laid ‘Nighttime’ in the studio, it seemed like the perfect vibe for her songwriting and vocal style. We played it for her and she immediately connected with it. She was going through some personal struggles in her life and on the spot she wrote the lyrics that “are about the confusion and longing I was feeling about someone close who was in a position where they couldn’t be there when I needed them to be”.
The repetitious, escalating nature of the verses mimic how ones’ mind can keep replaying the same thoughts while in an emotional state. The newest release from the Detroit collective continues to mark Liquid Monk as one of the most innovative and sophisticated acts coming out of the city right now.