Less than 15 seconds was all it took to fall for Monika Ashley. My guy Marcus posted a teaser clip for her “Pinocchio” video on his Instagram and I played it while sitting at a red light yesterday. Then, I played it again followed by a third rewind. And in those multiple plays, she captured my attention with her voice, looks and the quick glimpse of the styling that was going on.
Before I could even get home and get composed to send Marc an email, Chan sent out an email with a link to the full video premiere plus a short profile featuring Monika, which only reaffirms my beliefs that:
1. God works in some mysterious motherf**kin’ ways.
2. My circle of friends is filled with cool motherf**kers with excellent taste.
3. Those 15 seconds were followed up by a complete video that lived up to my expectations for Monika. Her soothing vocals melt the heart as she sings her story about a failed relationship, a song that vaguely puts me in the mind of Alanis’ “Sympathetic Character.” Why? I haven’t 100% determined just yet, but sometimes music is more about emotion than concrete facts. And when I hear and see “Pinocchio” play out before me, there’s no denying Monika’s ability to slowly pull you into her world.
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