As the late Phil Hartman so perfectly put it on The Simpsons, ‘’Mono’ means ‘one’, and ‘rail’ means ‘rail.’’ Los Angeles’ MONOGEM indeeds feels like a singular gem. Her new single, ‘Get You High’ was written with singer-songwriter Sydney Wayser and Ryan Levine and is a heartfelt and sultry piece of electropop.

In classic pop style, ‘Get You High’ builds slowly before exploding. Though it’s more of an emotional explosion than a sonic one. She mourns being housebound due to rain, but might be too melancholy to go out, regardless of weather. In the chorus, she pleads for her lover to come over and for them to cut loose together, whether through substances, each other, or both. With her passionate vocals, she sounds like she’s through with trying to compromise her feelings. ‘Get You High’ is about listening to your heart and trusting it knows what’s best for you.

MONOGEM will be performing at SXSW at the following dates and locations:

Kobalt Happy Hour w/ MONOGEM DJ set
Palm Door on Sabine, 401 Sabine St
Tues March 13

MONOGEM Acoustic @ AWAL House
Palm Door on Sabine, 401 Sabine St
Weds March 14

MONOGEM Official SXSW Showcase
St David's Historic Sanctuary, 301 E 8th St
-w- R.LUM.R, Benji Lewis, DAVIE, Deer Vibes
Thurs 15th March