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U Gotta Love Being U

U Gotta Love Being U, is MonkeyRat's first pop/singer-songwriter/folk pop, single and Anna's first co-written song with Hans Andrias Jacobsen and Beinir Troest Rasmussen. All three songwriters were selected in 2018 and participated in Koda's co-writing session at Reinsaríið, in the Faroe Islands.

Anna liked the universal message so much, that she later added a 2nd verse in 2019 and asked Alain Apaloo to sing the song, because of his distinct African accent and spiritual journey within. As producer, Anna heard soft sounding oohs and ahhs in her head and asked African American singer, Deborah Herbert to once again lend her beautiful soothing voice for the final touch.

In these dark and uncertain times, U Gotta Love Being U lifts the spirit and raises the vibration spreading a message of positivity and love.

About MonkeyRat

MonkeyRat delivers multi-genre music rooted mainly in Funk. The band was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark with award winning guitarist, Alain Apaloo from Togo, Africa and superb Danish drummer Jens Stoklund. Together they have been performing since 2010 and recording with award winning sound engineer, Louise Nipper at Soundscape Studio in Frederiksberg, Denmark. MonkeyRat released their 2010 debut album, Fuck The Jante Law followed by Sunshine in 2012 to great reviews and many #1 hits. In 2016, 4 digital singles were released with The Hentze Horns and received international radio airplay. Get Into The Light, MonkeyRat's first hip-hop/gospel collaboration with Debbie Cameron, Deborah Herbert, and Joanita Zachariasen was released in 2018 with resounding success.  On March 20, 2020, MonkeyRat started the year with their hit single, Good Morning Reykjavík, a real funky dance number with a comical spin on the infectious chorus.

Anna Iachino from Montreal, Quebec, Canada is the songwriter, vocalist, rapper, poet, spoken word artist and Arnold Ludvig from the Faroe Islands is the composer, arranger, and award winning virtuoso bass player. Together, they are a dynamic husband and wife team and the creators of MonkeyRat founded in 2006, in the Faroe Islands.

Lyrics and music:

Anna Iachino wrote the verses & chorus, Beinir Troest Rasmussen wrote the bridge.
Hans Andrias Jacobsen and Beinir Troest Rasmussen composed the music.
Arnold Ludvig arranged the song.
Anna Iachino and Arnold Ludvig produced the song.


1   U Gotta Love Being U

Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.

Check out U Gotta Love Being U on Spotify.

Reviews U Gotta Love Being U
Jim Esposito
Monkeyrat spread some good vibes with their latest u gotta love being you

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