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ADA LEA SHARES TIMELY TRACK “PERFECT WORLD”, NEW EP OUT TODAY

WOMAN, HERE EP OUT TODAY VIA NEXT DOOR RECORDS

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ADL_web3_MonseMuroAda Lea, the project of Montreal-based artist and musician Alexandra Levy, recently shared “perfect world”, the second single off her forthcoming new EP woman, here, exclusively via Bandcamp. “This song is about my family, and remembering what it felt like when my brother and I started growing up,” explains Levy. “Especially remembering that the traditions we’d have as kids would become less and less important, and we’d start seeing less of each other. I just woke up one morning feeling suddenly, incredibly aware that those days had passed for good.” The woman, here EP is out today via Next Door Records.

CBC Music sums up the timeliness and impact of the new track: “The perfect world Ada Lea describes in the opening lines is meant to feel miles away, a reflection of the past. But after the past couple of weeks, the line, ‘Where every headline reads ‘we laughed about it,’ suddenly feels light-years away. ‘Perfect World’ is washed over with a palpable, aching sense of melancholy and a yearning for better times even if the Montreal singer-songwriter’s voice remains resolute. Where her emotions do show some cracks of weariness is in the instrumentation: halfway through the track, an electric guitar strikes like thunder and soon Lea’s voice fades and comes roaring back in a low rumble that is quickly consumed by static, drums and an outro that provides a brief but needed catharsis.” Full lyrics for the track can be found below.

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“perfect world” follows the EP’s title track, which premiered via NYLON and earned additional acclaim from NPR Music (All Songs Considered) and FLOOD, among others. Ada Lea, who was set to perform at SXSW this year, was also recently featured in NPR Music’s The Austin 100 (“her deeply reflective breakup songs crackle with tension and life”).

The follow up to her acclaimed 2019 debut album what we say in private—praised by Pitchfork, NPR Music (‘New Music Friday’), Bandcamp Daily, VICE, The FADER, Exclaim!, FLOOD, Paste, and The Boston Globe, among many others—the woman, here EP acts as a bridge between what’s come before and where Ada Lea means to go next. A mix of both the old and new, Levy recorded “woman, here” recently in Los Angeles, CA, with Marshall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers, Better Oblivion Community Center). Perhaps her most direct work to-date, the new song offers a beautiful glimpse into the bold new chapter of Ada Lea. Additionally, woman, here also offers two previously-unheard recordings from the what we say in private sessions, in the form of “perfect world,” and the sparse and dream-like “jade,” which was inspired by a John Updike short story.

A fascinating glimpse behind the curtain, Levy says that the new EP should be seen as being “like a second cousin” to what we say in private. “We included the songs that we still felt close to,” she explains, “But didn’t seem to have a place on the album.”

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