Powers of the Monk is a retro folk and singer-songwriter duo hailing from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 2006, the band is still composed of the original members, Detroit Monk and Pontiac Powers. Their latest single, Firefly is their fourth single release since the renewal of the Powers of the Monk banner after a decade-long hiatus. Its old school design and nostalgic pallets make for a bittersweet listening experience. Listeners of Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Gary Jules, and Sufjan Stevens are sure to enjoy the enriching warmth and vintage blues of this track.

The track is predominantly folk with oozing violin lines and gloomy acoustic drizzle. Together, they disperse a cozy and slumberous mood into the atmosphere. This tender melancholic is further amplified by the vintage vocal profiles of David Monk, the lead vocalist. His husky timbre is flush with the forlorn sentiment of the violin and the mournful sonority of the guitar acoustics. Filtered with lilting harmonies, electric melody weaves, and the jingling rhythm of the tambourine, the whole song is loaded with profound magical realism and romanticism that makes up the thematic essence. Listen Now!

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music!

You can listen to Firefly by Powers of the Monk here –