Almost Monday: "Take Me Higher"

by Holden Lay 

(Photos received from band’s website)

On November 1st, San Diego indie rock four-piece Almost Monday released a new single,“Take Me Higher.” The band, comprised of Dawson Daugherty (vocals, bass), Luke Fabry (guitar), Cole Clisby (guitar), and Daniel Griffo (drums), formed in 2016.

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“Take Me Higher” is an infectiously catchy song that you’ll like more and more every time you hear it. It opens with a dancey and slightly funky synth and guitar line, before bassist and vocalist, Dawson Daugherty, smoothly delivers his unique vocals. Daugherty lets out effortless high notes with a bluesy twinge, like a cross between LANY and Kaleo, while the song is held together by it’s synth riffs and drum fills. The instrumentation grows over time, culminating in a danceable track that also features a crisp and dreamy guitar solo. The song ends with a final repeat of it’s catchy chorus, and a energetic and intense guitar riff to top it off.

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Overall, this is a joyful and well put together single, a fun and infectious track that makes you want to snap along to the beat and dance your heart out. Almost Monday does a great job of keeping the energy up for the whole song, with well placed bass lines and instrumental breaks. In my opinion, the future looks promising for these four, and I can’t wait to see what’s next in their career.