Belgium’s Munatix have crafted a beautiful big beat and soundscape for this latest single. As an introduction to their work, You Just Keep Hanging On does precisely what it needs to. As an inspiring escape from the melancholy of modern life; it’s an an easy must.
Kicking into life with a somewhat retro, distant synth-set-up – feeling more classic contemporary electro-pop than anything else – the song quickly finds its natural groove, its clean, clear setting with a big-band, eighties inspired vibe. This comes complete with everything from multiple layers of synths, energizing optimism, and the meeting of the vocal and synth melodies for nostalgic and memorable impact. It’s catchy, uplifting, and musically cool. There’s also plenty of opportunity for remix.
As an act, Munatix strike as the sort of thoughtful songwriters that connect for their humanity and honesty. They also impress with their musical creativity and production skills, offering an arrangement that can easily be enjoyed with or without a comprehension of the lyrics. When you do pay attention to the words though, you get the added benefit of something openly motivational, hopeful, and positively minded.
Really nicely done, a Stranger Things scene in the making. Turn this one up loud.