MonoNeon Releases New Single With Mavis Staples “Full Circle” (Listen)

The single is the latest from his upcoming album, Quilted Stereo, releasing July 26th

MonoNeon Releases New Single With Mavis Staples “Full Circle” (Listen)

The single is the latest from his upcoming album, Quilted Stereo, releasing July 26th

Photo @mononeon

Today, GRAMMY Award-Winning bassist and experimental musician, MonoNeon, has released his new single “Full Circle” featuring iconic singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The single is the latest from his upcoming album, Quilted Stereo, releasing July 26th via Court Square Recordings.

Kicking off a-cappella-style with a twanging guitar, “Full Circle” showcases MonoNeon’s impressive vocals, blending seamlessly with Staples’ in the chorus. The upbeat track is a masterful soul-funk fusion with a booming horn section kicking in during the bridge before MonoNeon and Staples let listeners in on a secret: “If you do good, it’ll get good – that’s the cheat code for life.” 

“Mane I got George Clinton and Mavis Staples on this album… like forreal living out my childhood dreams on this one. We went to Chicago to meet and record Mavis Staples’ vocals,” explains MonoNeon. “When Mavis walked in the studio I could not stop smiling mane… she hugged me and held my hand! You know my dad (Dywane Thomas) played bass with Mavis and Pops Staples back in the 90’s… so for me to actually be singing a duet, playing guitar and bass on the song ‘Full Circle’ with Mavis is crazy and I love it!!” 

“Full Circle” is the fourth offering from MonoNeon’s upcoming album, Quilted Stereo, out next month. The album, composed of nine tracks, sees MonoNeon continuing to blur genre lines to hone his signature sonic style that has earned him countless accolades and global praise. Previously-released singles “Jelly Roll,” “Segreghetto,” and “Quilted!,” the latter of which features another legendary collaboration with George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic, gave listeners an early taste of what they can expect from the upcoming project. 

Presave the album digitally HERE & preorder the vinyl HERE

In a few weeks, MonoNeon will bring his electric live show on a 13-date US run, performing in Nashville, Boston, Oakland, and more. Fans can purchase tickets HERE, and a full list of upcoming shows can be found below.


July 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line

July 28 – Chicago, IL – Outset

July 29 – St. Louis, MO – City Winery

July 31 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

August 1 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

August 2 – Durham, NC – Missy Lane’s

August 3 – Durham, NC – Missy Lane’s

August 10 – Portland, OR – The Get Down

August 11 – Carnation, WA – The Thing Festival

August 30 – Memphis, TN – Overton Park Shell

November 11 – Groningen, Netherlands – Rockit Festival 

November 15 – Milan, Italy – Blue Note 

November 16 – Bologna, Italy – Locomotiv Club

November 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Plaza

November 19 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma

November 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melk Weg

November 22 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Oudegracht 

November 24 – London, United Kingdom – Earth Theatre

November 25 – Paris, France – Alhambra

November 27 – Cologne, Germany – CBE

November 29 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret

December 1 – Helsinki, Finland – Korjaamo

December 3 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser

December 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Hotel Cecil

December 5 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust

December 6 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen Club

December 7 – Brno, Czech Republic – Metro Music Bar

December 10 – Warsaw, Poland – Klub Hybrydy

December 12 – Vienna, Austria – Porgy & Bess

December 13 – Budapest, Hungary – A38

December 15 – Tbilisi, Georgia – Republic Tbilisi 


MonoNeon, is an American bassist and experimental musician from Memphis, known for his social media presence and being one of the last people to work with music icon Prince. MonoNeon has contributed to Grammy Award winning albums, including his participation on the 2020 Nas album King’s Disease. In 2021, MonoNeon was nominated for a Grammy for his contribution and participation on Jacob Collier’s album Djesse Vol. 1. In addition to his work on Cory Henry’s album, Operation Funk.

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has referred to Mono as “the greatest fucking electric bass player”. On November 1, 2022, Fender released the MonoNeon Collection, which included the MonoNeon Jazz Bass V Signature.

As for what is ahead for the artist in 2024, expect more social media content where he harmonizes the speech of viral clips found on TikTok and Instagram. As for his song development and studio time, he says, “I just want to keep making great music and take it up a notch, all I can think about is making music


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