NEWS: Vietnamese-American indie-hyperpop artist Monét Ngo releases new LP 'After School Club'

NEWS: Vietnamese-American indie-hyperpop artist Monét Ngo releases new LP ‘After School Club’

Following a series of highly anticipated singles, Vietnamese-American songwriter, producer and school teacher, Monét Ngo, has released his new album ‘After School Club’. Released via Unity Records, the new album reminisces Monét Ngo’s feelings of feeling like a loser and being stuck on the sidelines. Expressing a deep and heartfelt meaning of his own coming of age story, After School Club is the next Hyperpop record you should know about. 

With a raw blend of Indie-Rock style elements that blend with Hyperpop, the new LP is fueled by the sounds of the 2000’s era. Throughout, mellow guitar blends of grunge-like-chords and distant reverbs are a frequent sound, though hold a unique presence with his ability to draw in hyperpop sounds of vocoders and fast drum beats. The first track ‘Summer Winds’ portrays a soft gentle side though contrasts with a section of electronic punk – fast guitar strums and energetic drum kicks. Each track holds a large and powerful sound, all working together to bring you a taste of heartfelt experiences that Monét Ngo has experienced. With ‘Real Ass Love Story’ you can hear breakdown sections of vocals leaving voicemails on someone’s phone, demonstrating his clear and well thought attention to detail. The album is a unique one with its combination of Indie-pop and Hyperpop, a sound that feels right for the Los Angeles sunsets. 

Speaking on the new LP Monét Ngo writes, “The After school club is a mixed bag, it’s essentially an accumulation of experiences and lessons I’ve learned, into a collection of music. After a long day of work, there’s so much baggage to unload and your life to live. But here you are, stuck at the « After School Club ». It’s a place to let it all out. All your emotions, good or bad it’s there. The After school club could be anything you make it. It’s a lesson, a second home, and most of all it’s a place where we are not alone. “

After School Club from Monét Ngo is out now on all streaming platforms. 

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