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Sarko Montaug – ‘We Live In The Sky’

by Thomas Bedward October 12, 2021

Sarko Montaug – ‘We Live In The Sky’

The new single and visuals from indie electro-pop duo Sarko Montaug, whose inventive retro-tinged pop elements are comparable to artists such as Charli XCX and Desperately Seeking Susan, ‘We Live In The Sky’ is one of the finest releases of the week. The new cut was produced and mixed by Jorge Elbrecht (Japanese Breakfast, Wild Nothing). In it, Elbrecht weaves together stacks of melodies sung by both members of the duo propelled forward by swells of vintage synths. 

The duo confides, "We let our relationship coast for too long and were faced with the classic timeline of how all tragedies form; gradually, then suddenly." The music video was filmed in a mid-century house as well as a high-rise apartment building in the Chicago area. "We wanted the contrast of the house, preserved in the era of its time (early 60s), and the apartment in such a modern building to reinforce the concept of the past suddenly becoming the present."

While the indie-pop duo Sarko Montaug may be new to the music realm, their name is not. Paying tribute to twin pillars of the 80s NYC art/nightlife scene - DJ Anita Sarko and Doorman Haoui Montaug - the group's focus is on creativity. Haoui and Anita were instrumental in providing space for artists like Beastie Boys and Madonna to perform when they were unknowns. They had incredible taste and understood the energetic release that can only be experienced in a nightclub full of the right amount of friends, strangers and icons.

The group currently resides in Chicago, but as constant nomads, could be moving on again by the time you read this. "No matter where we live, we'll always be displaced Philadelphians," say the members (married partners Cristian and Jess Mora). While most connected to new wave and other 80s genres, the group is following their creativity towards whichever musical style calls to it. "We'll always sound indie, even when we are trying to be pop and we'll always be trying to modernize the past."

‘Possessive’, their first stellar single, was produced/mixed by Jorge Elbrecht (Japanese Breakfast, Wild Nothing) and addresses the theme of imbalance. Released back in August, it aims to be the "dance while setting a reminder to bring up that toxic ex-relationship at your next therapy session" hit of the summer. Musically, the song feels like if Charli XCX was starring in a remake of Desperately Seeking Susan.

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