Continuing a similar narrative song-writing style, Three Day Monk‘s Osaka is lyrically from the perspective of an individual witnessing before themselves the death of a loved one, the emotional turmoil and an unwillingness to accept the inevitable. The Fountain caught up with Three Day Monk to delve into the track in more depth as well as plans for 2021.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Osaka?

So far, so good! The coverage with Osaka doesn’t feel as crazy as was with the previous single, but I think that has been down to my selectivity. Feedback has all been positive so far, so I’m pretty chuffed! Hearing compliments from people I don’t know, those who don’t have to compliment is a great feeling.

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

A beautiful narration of demise & denial.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

Planning to release the next EP very soon which Osaka is from. Next month I’ll be returning to the studio for what will likely be the last time this year to finish off the seasonal EP project. I might shoot some promotional bits & pieces for something else or look into working on my other passion for a while. By summer, I’ll probably be taking a bit of a break on the social front!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I actually haven’t gigged since 2018! By the end of 2018, I decided to re-think what I was doing musically. 2019, I entered the studio and recorded some tracks with Matty Moon in Cambridgeshire (my debut single Take came from these sessions). I was meant to play some shows last year but then ‘that’ all happened. Without Covid though, I wouldn’t have any of this material, pushed myself creatively and as meticulously as I have. In a weird way, it’s been a real blessing. I’ve not really played that many venues in the past. It’d probably The Horn in St Albans though if I had to choose as a favourite. I’m looking forward to playing any venues further away from home really. I hear Sheffield & Manchester are a bit of fun!