Rising artist Monica Aben debuts the new track “Almost Good Enough,” exclusively with C&I.
Since birth, up-and-coming artist Monica Aben has been swaddled in music. Raised by a professional Polynesian dancer mom and a vinyl-obsessed dad, Aben immersed herself in the music scene, generating cinematic pop songs that aimed to share her feelings and connect with her audience.
Co-written with close friend April Bender, Aben’s single “Almost Good Enough” acknowledges the highs and lows of relationships.
“Ugh, this song still punches me in the chest every time I hear it, every time I play it. I think it’s because we wrote this in the heat of the moment. ... This song is a time capsule of really conflicting emotions — wanting things to work out and knowing there’s no way they would. I remember when we were in the studio recording it, one of my producers knew the story behind it and was like, ‘Yeah let’s take a break ...’ because he knew singing it over and over again, while the feelings were still very fresh, made me feel like I was going to lose my mind,” Aben says.
“It’s like replaying a breakup in your head over and over again until you don’t even trust your own memory. But with that being said, this song, and the feelings it encapsulates, is a reminder that if a broken heart is the worst thing that ever happens to you, then I think you’re doing just fine.”
The tune’s declarative lyrics are lushly anchored by piano, drums, and well-placed harmonies. With rises and falls, Aben’s emotional vocals take the compelling track to a satisfying close.
Get an exclusive first listen to “Almost Good Enough,” below.
For more information on Monica Aben and upcoming tour dates, visit her website.