While The New Monday still features the jazz textures long associated
with Shigeto projects, the varied elements that make up the album
cohesively come together to show the distinct inspiration that Saginaw
has drew from since his return home to Detroit. Like on "Barry White",
which features Detroit hip-hop artist ZelooperZ (a member of Danny
Brown's Bruiser Brigade crew who Saginaw also has a side project with
called ZGTO), Saginaw captures everything he's been doing all on one
track. As much as it's hip-hop influenced, it's a mutant that encompass- es elements of dance music, jazz, and ambient sounds.
Throughout The New Monday, Saginaw poignantly references the
musical influences that have either always been with him or newly
discovered. It is Saginaw's interpretation of Detroit's rich culture of
innovative artistry, but done so with respect for the history and to
contribute, not disrupt.