Ada Lea's woman, here EP is out March 27th
Noise Pop and SXSW shows coming right up.
Ada Lea—the project of Montreal-based artist and musician Alexandra Levy— will release the new EP woman, here on March 27th. NYLON premiered a video for captivating title track, and the clip can also now be seen HERE. The follow up to her acclaimed 2019 debut album what we say in private—praised by Pitchfork, NPR Music (‘New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 19), 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. “I went to LA and recorded the song in a day and a half with Marshall,” Levy says of the song. “The writing and recording of this song happened like magic.
Aside from the title-track, which is shared here alongside a raw and captivating demo version, the woman, here EP also offers two previously-unheard recordings from the what we say in private sessions, in the form of the reflective and melancholy “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.”
Ahead of making her way to next month’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX, Ada Lea will perform next at the Noise Pop festival in San Francisco, CA, on February 29th. A current itinerary is below.
Tour Dates: Sat-Feb-29, San Francisco, CA, Swedish Music Hall Sun-Mar-08, Columbia, MO, True/False Festival at Hitt Records Mar-16-22, Austin, TX, SXSW