What is Unconditional Love, really?| Moniah, The Exchange
Unconditional Love (no doubt)Tupac – Unconditional Love
Talking bout the stuff that don’t wear off
It don’t fade
It’ll last for all these crazy days
Over the mellow sound of the guitar rises a sweet and fragile melody, that resonates still. From heart to heart, London-based singer and songwriter Moniah marvels, reflects and sings about the idea of unconditional love. And, as you’ll listen to her latest single, The Exchange, it seems to be all about communication and mutual offering.
I just wish we would fight lessDrake – Poetic Justice
And we would talk more
And they say communication save relations, I can tell
But I can never right my wrongs unless I write them down for real
A stunning collaboration between Lianne La Havas’s engineer, Rob Wilks, Toby Herbert, Frankie South and Moniah, ‘the exchange’ invites you to unlearn things about a romantic relationship and learn about a love strong without condition.
“I wanted to write a song about unconditional love. A love that isn’t bound by conditions – which our society lives so strongly by. It might even be an imaginary type of love but I do believe it exists for the few who seek it, shares Moniah.
A lot of the discussion online nowadays is whether it is truly possible to love romantically and unconditionally. I would like to challenge that thought with this song and awaken the possibility or at least, encourage the dream.”
- How to practice unconditional love?
Moniah: Unconditional love is the acceptance of someone else despite their actions.
It’s communicating with the person you love all the way. You are their confidant, their best friend, and whatever the scenario, share an understanding of their flaws.
The feelings are often fleeting, they change according to the good times and the bad times.
Unconditional love remains unchanged despite these times.
- What do you need for a healthy relationship?
A healthy relationship needs communication, honesty, and space to be vulnerable with each other.
Understanding – true understanding, between the two is also invaluable, you can have good communication, but if the other person doesn’t understand you, it’s detrimental.
Previously featured on radio stations BBC 6 Radio, Croydon FM, Hoxton and more, Moniah is the UK’s gift of alternative r&b plucking influences from artists such as Anna Wise, Moses Sumney and James Blake. Latest single ‘Human’ released in July was previously featured on playlists including Dummy Mag, The Pit Ldn, and No Signal Radio’s Soul Surge.
Moniah has been singing and performing from a young age yet has challenged her own anxiety for years. Others would describe her as a ‘bedroom singer’ where her self-awareness helps evoke emotion into song – vocally and lyrically. Entering competitions in London and populating open mic night bars, she began taking her songwriting more seriously two years ago.