King Isis Shares Single “MONKI,” Announce New E.P.

Oakland-born artist King Isis (they/she) is reclaiming their power with their new EP shed (No Matter/Dirty Hit) out March 21, 2024. Co-produced with Hello Yello (Jaden Wiggins & Martin Rodrigues), shed is a cathartic release of a past that no longer serves them and a rebirth for a brighter future that awaits. 

Inspired by Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s seminal text Borderlands/La Frontera and its examination of snakes as a metaphor and theme of purging, shed comes as darkier, grungier follow-up to the brighter alt-pop debut EP scales. In October of last year, King Isis gave us a taste of what’s to come with the intoxicating “MAKE IT UP” and is back with the melodic single “MONKI” to coincide with the EP announcement. 

“‘MONKI’ is a song written in a space of rejection, pushing back against narratives and ideologies that were placed upon me to confine,” they say of the track. “I wrote ‘MONKI’ as a sonic representation of taking up space as my full authentic self.