Spotify, Los Angeles-based duo Midnight To Monaco, comprised of vocalist Ricky Ducati and producer Donnie Sloan, now return with their summery new single called "One Way Ticket", which also serves as the second taste of the duo's upcoming the debut EP, due out later this year. The original artwork for the release was created by 1950s-’60s pulp-legend Robert McGinnis (the man behind more than 1,200 paperback book covers, and over 30 iconic movie posters, including Diamonds Are Forever, Barbarella and Breakfast at Tiffany’s). His artwork places two men (Ricky and Donnie) in ’60s-era mise-en-scènes with ominous edges.
Speaking on the track, Donnie says:
"I originally wrote the music as an idea for Empire of the Sun, another group I work with, complete with acoustic guitars and synthesizers. But when Ricky sang on the track, it really came alive and perfectly lent itself to the 50's and 60's doo-wop sound we're inspired by. So much so, that the final version features backing vocals from Matt Jardine, the son of original Beach Boy, Al Jardine. It's an ode to Annie, the dream girl that never actually turns up, and perhaps only exists in your imagination."
Listen to both "One Way Ticket" and "One In A Million" below.
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"One Way Ticket" is out now via Island Records and available on iTunes.