Victims of discrimination, harassment and abuse have lately been thrown into the spotlight thanks to campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp, but many more still live in fear. Wanting to do something about this and raise more awareness seeing as they’re both women, vocal house duo Monroe have decided to dedicate their new single to one of this year’s most discussed topics.
Untouchable is the third single by the duo which sees Maltese singer Kelly Schembri team up with British singer Katie Jones. “This one is dedicated to the countless women who have been faced with all forms of discrimination, harassment and abuse,” the duo announced earlier today, releasing the single alongside an equally powerful video.
The accompanying three and a half minute music video sees strong imagery being presented courtesy of makeup artist Gabrielle Zammit Grungo and director-producer Steven Levi Vella, who earlier this year directed Eurovision representative Christabelle’s post-apocalyptic Taboo music video.
The song itself has all the makings of a dance track straight from house music’s 90s heydays.
Untouchable marks only the fourth release by the female duo, but it’s already been an awesome ride up till now.
Their previous single Wasted Tears was signed to the legendary hip hop and electronic record label Tommy Boy Records, from New York. The record label is the same one behind Grammy Award winning artist Coolio (of Gangsta’s Paradise fame), along with other celebrated artists such as House of Pain, De La Soul, Bob Sinclair and Ru Paul.
Monroe’s previous single had also been snatched up by a number of other major labels and territories, including Cat Music, SONY (Romania), Ninja Music, SONY (Scandinavia), CLIPPERS, Warner Chappell (Spain), Dance Paradise, Fortuna Records (Russia), Play Club Records (Germany & Austria), Drizzly Records (Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands) and SCM Records (Australia).