Monique Defrance is a talented R&B performer splitting her time between Phoenix AZ, and Flint, MI. At ten years old she discovered her love for music through her parents, who would have her entertain their guest at her home. After discovering her love for singing Monique’s parents exposed her to some of the great artists of their time.
She began singing with her church choir and after hearing Mariah Carey the first time she knew she wanted to be a recording artist. But, with the untimely death of her mother, Monique lost her passion to perform, and put her public performing on hold. She has now taken her first set back into the industry with the release of the track, “Wild Ones” ft. Vee Tha Rula.
First thing I noticed is how she didn’t come out like the rest of these young girls with a patchwork track just to capture fans. No, she actually put work into this track to broadcast who she is now. She honed her skill and craft until it became finely tuned to her tastes.
I respect her approach and work ethic; how she committed to the music she wanted to perform and not simply what sells. Don’t get me wrong, “Wild Ones” ft. Vee Tha Rula is catchy, edgy urban music that will draw its fair share of listeners, with a strong melody, sweet hook, and some serious spitting by Vee Tha Rula. It’s just that the recording and performances are tastefully done.
Monique has her own flare and twist, knowing how to switch up her style or stay in her comfort zone. She is smooth and confident on this song. A lot of people sing songs, but don’t bring the attitude to match the song. Monique Defrance does just that. She takes you there with her.
Her emotions are blatant and there is no guess work to understand where she is coming from. And she achieves this without overtly sexual posing, reckless lyricism or overplayed vocal pyrotechnics. The girl keeps her cool while carving out a hypnotic groove and a sensual vibe.
I like her smoky, sultry voice to which she adds a nice heap of breathiness during her transitions. She successfully pulls them off and leaves her audience wanting more. I really didn’t know who Monique Defrance was before I heard “Wild Ones” ft. Vee Tha Rula, but now I am definitely going to get to know her.
She is very smooth, listenable and soulful from beginning to end. She is a breath of fresh air to me. You can sense Monique’s personality in her music and I am sure that’s exactly what she wanted it to do.