London-based singer-songwriter Moncrieff has released his heartfelt new single ‘Perfect’. Moncrieff’s soulful vocals soar over warm piano chords and subtle strings in this arena-ready ballad which showcases the Irish-born’s ability to write uplifting melodies that simultaneously pull at the heartstrings. Listen here.
Speaking about the single, Moncrieff says: “Perfect is a very personal song for me about all those small moments in a relationship that make you realise that something isn’t as perfect as it once felt. It can be so hard to admit that something just isn’t right in a relationship and, despite your loyalty and care towards each other, sometimes good things come to an end.”
Moncrieff has already performed with Adele and impressed greats like Elton John and Avicii with his songwriting, yet he is only getting started. His debut single ‘Warm’ released earlier this year was an instant hit that went top 10 on Irish Radio and was performed live with The RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Dublin Gospel Choir on The Tommy Tiernan Show. A self-produced six-track EP also titled ‘Warm’ followed in September, that served as an introduction to Moncrieff’s poignant, vulnerable and deeply personal songwriting and clocked in 6 million streams in just two weeks.
Moncrieff’s intimate compositions offer a stunning sonic portrait of an exceptional musician who isn’t afraid to address his demons in the studio. Having lost two siblings as a teenager, Moncrieff turned to songwriting as a way to heal and has been on a mission to connect with people through music ever since. After moving to London to pursue his music career, it wasn’t long before the music greats took notice. Sir Elton John noted him as ‘one to watch’ on his radio show ‘The Rocket Hour’ and Adele recruited him to perform as a backing vocalist for a number of her live shows.
With his new single ‘Perfect’, Moncrieff has stepped up his songwriting once again and continues to prove himself as one of the most remarkable new singer-songwriter talents to emerge from the UK and Ireland. The track has already had a huge reaction from both new and existing fans, having been teased on TikTok and had its live debut while on tour with The Script in November, prompting seas of lighters-in-the-air moments in venues all over Europe. The release marks a new chapter and rounds off a hugely successful year for Moncrieff which has also seen him bring his incredible stage presence to festivals in Europe, sell out his first tour in Ireland, perform sold-out headline shows in London and Germany, open for Stereophonics at Fairview Park in Dublin and perform to a sold-out Dublin Olympia Theatre earlier this month.