Single Reviews: SAVANA's 'Mona' & 'Stay'
‘Mona’ and ‘Stay’ are tracks from North East England based rock band SAVANA.
Both tracks are excellent examples of “British” rock, and the vocals are unmistakeably British as opposed to bands who want to sound American. They’re clearly full of determined effervescence in their arrangement which will no doubt lead to a lot of dancing and singing along in their live sets.
‘Mona’ is a fast-paced track that steadily increases in pace to the point of being infectious. There’s an underlying punk influence in the way the lyrics are presented and the drums and bass guitar bounce along in sync. I can imagine this track being the first in their setlist because of how much it grabs the listener’s attention from the get-go.
‘Stay’ however, starts at a slower tempo, which affords concentration on the expertly harmonised vocals in the chorus. The indie feel to the track gives room for a well-executed guitar solo while lyrics, like ‘Mona’, are focussed on a love message to a particular individual that could be adapted for any listener’s significant other.
These two tracks are the ideal introduction to SAVANA – expect to see them playing a memorable live set near you soon!