Dree Mon, described as "the sardonic love child between David Bowie and Wonder Woman from the valley," is a Los Angeles based, super funky pop artist who made her debut at the tail-end of 2017 with "Rebel Soul."
"Rebel Soul," is a blissful combination of retro-pop, old school soul, and dance, with hints of indie laced throughout. Her gorgeous voice stands at the forefront of the song, making "Rebel Soul," easily a standout piece for 2017. It's catchy, vibrant, and full of life, showing her true self." - Paste Magazine
Dree Mon did not always dream of being an artist and songwriter. She began as a dancer backing up other artists. Her trajectory was forever altered when she was struck by a car, throwing her dancing career into jeopardy. After the accident, Dree Paterson (as she was known then) began writing songs as a therapeutic outlet. The songs were initially personal, intended just for her. In the ensuing months, Dree built a new path for herself, utilizing her creativity and music as a guiding light, and began to share her songs with the world. The life-changing event opened Dree up to the world of creating music as an artist.
“Waiting (When I See You)” - a memorable retro adult-contemporary anthem- was Dree's first single. She followed that with her debut EP, “A Louder Side of Me”, which demonstrated her sophisticated songwriting and her ability to show attitude with a touch of quirkiness. 2017 then saw the release of new project "Dree Mon" and song “Rebel Soul”, a danceable funk tune calling for everyone to cut loose and have fun. “Rebel Soul” will be heard in the upcoming Netflix film “High Strung: Free Dance”.
Dree’s songwriting has been featured across many media outlets, including TV shows (“Parenthood” and “White Collar”), Films (“No Service”, “Wingman Inc!”, and “Love of War”), web series (“Liv Out Loud”), and she had a cut and a feature on international artist Robert M’s album “2013”. Dree also performs frequently at stages around Southern California, where she brings her unique blend of influences to the stage. Inspired by such artists as Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder, and Jamiroquai, Dree Mon’s music is a blend of modern production and classic funk elements. Her music has earned her many accolades, such as an award from the Indie Music Channel (Best Adult Contemporary Song), a RAWard (Producer Choice Award), a nomination and win from the LA Indie Critic Awards (Best Music Video), and a Temecula Valley Music Award (Best Out of Town Talent - Pop).
Dree's lastest single "Dance Like I Want To" is a pop gem with a blend of funk and soul. According to Dree, the song is about dropping the facade of having to be cool, and embracing one's individualism. Collaborating with songwriters and producers Josh Collopy and Duddy Brown they were able to craft a song thats personal but also extremely danceable and can be played in any club across the world. Dree Mon is known for her indie visuals and her new video for "Dance Like I Want To," utilizes dancers galore and pays homage to West Side Story, The Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever all tied together by choreographer Saleemah Knight (Lion King, Chris, Brown, Tyrese), and director Kristine May.
This song is just one of many to come, so stay up to date by signing up for Dree Mon's mailing list at www.DreeMonMusic.com.