He’s young and popular with this nation especially in his South Auckland environment, Beau Monga, the self-titled album recorded by Beau Monga after his X Factor win, includes his winners single King and Queen (which he wrote himself) and ten of his most popular covers from the show. The album was previously due for release on June 5.
“ Yeah its been pretty ‘buzzy’” he admits. “But I just have to get use to being at home with my family and boys, it’s been going good lately”
The music can’t last forever however Beau is optimistic about the future or if god forbid the music discontinues. “I don’t know that’s a good question” he laughs “ I’d probably help out somewhere with youth “
The album was recorded at Auckland’s Parachute Studios with producer Sam de Jong and is celebration of Monga’s journey on the show, featuring studio recordings of tracks such as Happy by Pharrell Williams, Jamming by Bob Marley and Ruketekete te Mamae (The Roimata Song) by Brother Love which Monga performed on the show – giving fans exactly what they have been demanding. “We have to do a video for King & Queen but we’ll just see what happens, we’ll just keep it real, all good”
King and Queen has featured in the top five of the New Zealand Music Singles Chart since it debuted at number one on May 25. It is currently in the number four position.
Beau Monga can be purchased on iTunes: