Monsters

Album: single release only (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Alex Hosking's versatile vocal talents led to her sign a deal with Sony ATV. "Monsters" is her debut solo single.
  • "Monsters" started out as a poem about performance anxiety before developing into a song recorded in a bedroom studio in Santa Monica, California. Hosking explained she was traveling to the Santa Monica studio in the backseat of an uber pool. She had only recently arrived in California to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter and was doubting herself. She decided to write a poem that expressed her feelings to help her be more clear-minded for the session, and after arriving at the studio, Hosking and her producer developed the poem she had written in the car into this song.
  • Hosking recounted that the song "explores the feeling of allowing your mind to run away with all your foreboding thoughts and fears and being your greatest enemy."
  • Cooper Rees-Jones directed the video, which is set in a small karaoke bar. He told Clipped TV: "The song is so personal and when I started mapping what I wanted the storyline to be for the video clip, I knew I wanted it to be karaoke for no other reason but that sounded like a cool idea... But as the storyline developed, we created a little story in the anxiety of performing and being nervous but then absolutely loving it when finally up there which everyone can relate to when it comes to karaoke!"

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