Cape Town’s Patty Monroe doesn’t just want to be seen as a rapper. Her debut album Malatjie, which was released earlier this year, features songs in which she doesn’t rap at all.
Her latest video single ‘Reminiscing’ is one such song, featuring laid-back vocals that glide and ride on a woozy trap beat. Instantly recognisable by her shock of curly blonde hair, Patty Monroe was first introduced to many music lovers back in 2015, when she released her single ‘High Fashion‘, produced by house music maestro Culoe De Song.
Her fusion of up-tempo beats with sassy and powerful rhymes has marked her as one of the most exciting rappers to rise out of the Cape Town scene.
In the ‘Reminiscing’ video, we see Monroe switch the sass and power for a more introspective touch to her sound. The music video for the song is fitting, where we see Patty reminiscing about glimpses of her lover while she’s putting on her make-up. It seems the two in their happy days were busted for a robbery, which results in Patty’s lover landing up in jail.
The video is well-shot, playing as a short film, with plenty of slow-motion shots of the lovers’ adventures to compliment the cloudy, down-tempo musing in the music itself.
‘Reminiscing’ only adds to a group of individually distinct singles released by Monroe. Her first single ‘High Fashion’ saw her rap over a house instrumental, while her next, ‘Talk‘, was a trap banger of note. ‘Killin’ It‘, featuring Uganda’s Bebe Cool, was a dancefloor packer. ‘For You‘ saw Monroe flirt with pop sounds.
And her fans seem to always allow her to just be, which is a great thing.
Check out Patty Monroe’s ‘Reminiscing’ video below: