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NEW EP WOMAN, HERE OUT MARCH 27TH VIA SADDLE CREEK/NEXT DOOR RECORDS
Ada Lea — the project of Montreal-based artist and musician Alexandra Levy — today 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 will be released next Friday, March 27th via Saddle Creek and is now available for pre-order.
“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’), MOJO, Uncut, Bandcamp Daily, VICE, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Loud And Quiet, The Skinny, Paste, and The i Paper, 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.”
woman, here EP tracklist:
1. woman, here
2. perfect day
4. woman, here (demo)