Less is more with Mon Rovîa’s latest single, “Big Love Ahead.” His silky vocals soar over a simple guitar line that repeats for the duration of the song, just short of two minutes long. The lyrics exude optimism and warmth, as if they were sung and recorded around a campfire.
The Liberian-born artist began releasing music in 2019, but is starting to see his music take hold all around the world. A TikTok featuring the song (which currently has 1 million views) asked viewers to share where they’re watching from — the responses ranged from Hungary to Kenya to Colombia. With a sound that’s reminiscent of folk frontrunners like Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, Mon Rovîa is expanding the genre’s bounds and spreading a hopeful message for the future.