Track Of the Day (2) – Ada Lea – damn


Ada Lea is the musical moniker of Montreal visual artist and singer-songwriter Alexandra Levy.  “damn” is the latest track to emerge from her forthcoming second album one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden which is out on 24th September.

“damn” is a smoky slow burner and it’s also the albums opening track. It’s an incredible album and one that’s imbued with a genuinely timeless quality. Timeless in a Joni Mitchell Cat Power kind of way, without particularly sounding like either. But Levy posses that same depth of emotional intelligence, and an innate ability to spin narratives that quickly beguile the listener. She also has the musical artistry to succinctly capture emotion in verse and melody in a way that only the truly great artists can. The album is divided evenly into four seasons with the opener “damn” belonging to winter as one year ends and other begins with a narrative about the unfolding events at an accursed New Years’ Eve Party (is there any other type?) 




Pre-order one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden

 Out September 24th via Saddle Creek


can’t stop me from dying




and my newness spoke to your newness and it was a thing of endless

my love 4 u is real


writer in ny



Ada Lea

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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