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Memphis, Tennessee bassist and musician, MonoNeon, formally known as Dywane Thomas Jr, has been playing bass guitar since the age of 4. It’s clear how bright his light shines, enabling him to align with the opportunity to experience such a moment — now gracing us with his playful, yet groovy & soulful sound in “Hot Cheetos”.
The blazing visual shows himself sitting comfortably playing his decorative bass, while writing those throwback romantic poems that we all know of to his love interest. A unique observation that I drew from the visual – she is painting an image in watercolor of MonoNeon himself, wearing a purple hoodie (what she is wearing) and a lime green beanie (what he is wearing). This triggered symbolism, signifying a deeper meaning in my mind; she is his warmth, as he is completely surrounded by her yet, still possessing his own mind, his own thoughts & his own wants and needs.
Whilst expressing this through lyrics like “‘I’m going to write you a love letter, the old school way, to let you know how real this is going to be“, it delivers a sentimental nostalgia to the “old school romance” message R&B cuts used to portray. Taking a casual walk down to the nearby corner store for the very popular snack, the two walk & talk so naturally with each other, simply enjoying the exchange of beautiful energy. MonoNeon successfully highlights how intimate moments like these are through strong visual execution.
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