Single release on March 18th 2022
"The Child" ft. Anna Sofía Skoradal
Anna Iachino wrote The Child as a young teenager when her dream of becoming a dancer was destroyed because of religion and culture. It's the only poem that she managed to keep hidden for all these years, until composer Arnold Ludvig found it and composed music for it on Ableton Live. When asked what words were to be read on Anna's behalf for her mother's funeral, her poem, The Child came to mind as her mother's mind became like that of a child with her dementia, free at last to express herself, laughing, singing, and clapping her hands for all to hear and cheer. The Child is MonkeyRat's first electronic song composed solely on Ableton Live by Arnold Ludvig and sung by up-and-coming rising star Anna Sofía Skoradal. The genre is electropop, MonkeyRat's first of its kind, recorded and mixed by Arnold Ludvig. Additional mix by Kurt Uenala and mastered by Kurt Uenala, Grammy award nominated producer of Depeche Mode.
Single release in April 2022
The new single, Isolation, is currently in its final production stage, and is going to be released in April 2022.
Here's a teaser....
International Songwriting Contest 2020
MonkeyRat’s song, U Gotta Love Being U ft. Alain Apaloo was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition. ISC received more than 26,000 entries, and semi-finalists made up only 9% of all entries. A remarkable achievement by MonkeyRat! The song was co-written by Anna Iachino, Beinir Troest Rasmussen, Hans Andrias Jacobsen and arranged by Arnold Ludvig. U Gotta Love Being U was written at the 2018 KODA Co-Writing Session in the Faroe Islands.
KODA Co-Writing Session 2020
Anna Iachino was among one of the songwriters chosen to participate in the Weekend Song Camp by KODA, FTF & FMX, in the Faroe Islands on October 30th, 31st and November 1st 2020.