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.
Monica Lee releases a video for ‘Farewell,’ title track of her new album out today!
After working on her new album, Farewell, for close to a decade – juggling family responsibilities and discovering during the process that she’s been dealing with a previously undiagnosed hearing impediment – what else could possibly stand in Monica Lee‘s way? Sure, there’s the pandemic, but that’s only managed to delay the release of Farewell by a few months. The record is officially released on all digital platforms today, and we’re excited to share the video for the title track, directed by the Vancouver-based artist herself.
What’s held everything together are the timeless qualities inherent to all the songs on Farewell, a blending of folk, country and classic soul, with lyrics inspired by Lee’s personal experiences, and those of people close to her.
“These songs are all about relationships,” she said... read more
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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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!