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Monakr

A trio from Chicago, Monakr consists of Saam Hagshenas, Jonathan Marks, and Matthew Santos.
Here, they give a little insight into the band.


1. What inspired you to get together and start a band?

We had all known each other through the Chicago music scene, our bands had played together, etc. There was a little talk of working in some capacity. In 2014 Saam had written a few songs he wanted Matt to sing on, and they got in the studio. They both liked the result so much they decided to turn it into a band.

2. Who are some inspirations for the band?

Massive Attack, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Buckley,

3. Was there a deliberate construction in the outcome of the songs?
Not really, every song is different. Some pour out all at once, some are different ideas that come together from different places and times. We knew the mood for this project was a bit more somber than former projects, but I wouldn’t say that influenced the writing process. They’re just songs.

4. How do you feel Chicago compares…