As a writer, I am consistently asked to put words on the page or screen about music, movies, television, sports and politics. That’s my job. That’s how I make money. However, there are times when I just want to sit back and let the music take me where it’s going to take me and let it be that.
When listening to “Monophobia” by Sainvill, I felt like that. From the opening moments of the song’s production that felt like a gumbo of House, Jazz, Soul and today’s R&B, I was pulled in. Then, the Haitian singer-songwriter delivers a line that I, as an introvert, have said more times than I care to admit.
“Don’t leave me alone. I’m drunk, but I don’t want to break up,” he sings.
From there, the emerging singer-songwriter takes us through a rollercoaster of emotions that we’ve all felt. We’re trying to save a relationship not because we want to be with the person, but because we just don’t want to be alone. It’s vulnerability and honesty like this that make Sainvil magnetic to the ears.
Sainvil’s talents and unique sound are put on full display with a special live performance of “Monophobia.” Donning an all-black outfit with pair of Jordan 1s, the rising star brings to the emotion of the record to the screen effortlessly. Check it out below.