Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee has relied on her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain. That’s never been more evident than on her latest album, Farewell, containing 10 tracks that chronicle a tumultuous past decade in her life. It’s set for a digital release on July 24, but we’re excited to premiere the lyric video for the first single, “Only One,” which is available to purchase and stream starting today.
With sonic qualities that recall vintage country, a la Patsy Cline, “Only One” was inspired by Monica’s initiative to propose to the man she would marry. Monica explains ... read more
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Available July 24, 2020
The late John Mann of Spirit of the West once compared Monica Lee to Joni Mitchell, and it’s easy to agree after hearing her ability to balance confessional subject matter with vivid observations of everyday life. Farewell is a statement both beautiful and soul stirring, a testament to following one’s muse and to Monica’s undeniable, natural talent.
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Digging into her Prairie Albertan roots Lee is writing about one of her closest friends’ relationship drama. Lee drives home the long known truth; some days are just not the right days to quit smoking! Backed by some of Vancouver’s hardest hitters, this song is the perfect sing along.
An earlier mix of this track along with Lee's crowd favourite Down on the Drive off her 'Live at the Libra Room' album are featured in the award winning web series Inconceivable episode 2. Now with all the bells and whistles mixing and mastering done, this track is ready for your playlists! Have a listen!
About 'Live at the Libra Room'
Monica Lee is a multi-cultural, genre blending artist inspired by the world around her. A sponge to sound, Lee has written a body of work akin to a cultural craw from the Mississippi blues to klezmer foot stompin’ fiddling and Roma gypsy inspired charmers to a country folk slow dances while sometimes touching on the finer moments of heavy metal and rock and roll. Screaming electric guitar to a tender song of loss, Monica nails the human experience giving the audience a night to remember.
About 'Season's Greetings'
Recorded and produce by Steven Drake this 6 song EP captured some of Lee's live set at the Railway Club, one song intimately recorded on Drake's house piano and two others on a beautiful grand piano in studio at Vancouver Community College where Lee was studying at the time. It features at haunting performance of her song Blu Boy with C.R. Avery on Harmonica and Mike Liston on Upright Bass.