Photo by Letitia Smith
Hailing from a small Australian town and wielding a “hold nothing back,” attitude, recent Project ATX6 pick Acey Monaro is the lightning behind Austin low-key supergroup Go Fever. Outfitted with members of Star Parks, Sweet Spirit, and Burgess Meredith (to name a few), Go Fever’s music is the personification of the spectrum of influences Monaro wears on her sleeve along with her heart, from Doo Wop to surf rock.
“Surprise! I Never Loved You,” is a showcase of everything that makes Go Fever contagious. Sunny vocals sliding off a sharpened tongue, fistfuls of pep, and a generous helping of their of Soul-meets-surf secret sauce. Monaro brilliantly marries lyrics that read like a kiss-off letter to a toxic ex to music that reflects how good it feels to tell your ex know how much better life is now.
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