New CD: Monica Lionheart's Indian Summer
April 10, 2012 on Nacional Records
Free MP3 download below
A singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Monica Lionheart is known for creating unique, atmospheric songs with a global twist. In Indian Summer, her first album since Zigmat’s critically acclaimed Sounds of Machine, the chanteuse channels Norah Jones’s soothing vocals, deconstructs personal relationships with the lyrical honesty reminiscent of Julieta Venegas and brings it all together with the kind of eclectic beats that defined Beth Orton.
From the calmness of “Air and Sea” to the complexity of “Circles,” which features world-renowned cellist, Yoed Nir (Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright) Indian Summer is an exotic, aural experience. Lionheart’s music is often described as both mystifying and haunting andIndian Summer is no exception. Filled with lush arrangements, mesmerizing vocals and vivid imagery, the album is a chronicle of love and heartbreak.
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The response to her new album “Indian Summer” has been really positive, with Time Out NY praising Lionheart's “wafty electronica and strings that suggest … early Cure records interpreted by a tropicalia singer. It's gorgeous stuff” and Latina Magazine praising her “gorgeous locks and vivid storytelling”.