Mona Vale has Not Given Up Other | Thursday 24th November 2016 | Christina electronica Mona Vale Not Given Up Singer-songwriter Mona Vale is one to watch for 2017. Influenced by the analogue dance of Maribou State and the songwriting of Bon Iver, Mona Vale has crafted a distinctive sound that blends warm house melodies with stripped-back acoustics and emotional vocals. Supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1over the weekend, Mona Vale's debut single ‘Not Given Up’ is about an ex-relationship; how it came to an abrupt end and his hopes that it can be turned around. Subtle percussion and soft guitar riffs give the melody room expand and let the lyrics hit home. On top of 'Not Given Up', Mona Vale already has three new singles and remix projects lined up for next year and he's also building a live show that plays to his skills as a multi-instrumentalist. Sounds very promising indeed.