credit: Kristina Pederson
Montreal, Quebec-based musician Alexandra Levy -- who records and performs as Ada Lea -- is also a painter and visual artist, and traces of her many creative abilities run throughout her music as evidenced in her debut album 'What We Say In Private' (2019, Saddle Creek) and her recently released album 'one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden' (2021, Saddle Creek) which has recently mountains of critical acclaim.
'what we say in private' is on one hand a collection of walking-paced, cathartic pop/folk songs, and on the other a book of heart-twisting, rear-view stories of city life. The album is set in Montreal and each song exists as a dot on a personal history map of the city where Levy grew up. The city exists as both the location of and a character in many of these songs. It was produced by Marshall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers) and features instrumentals from Harrison Whitford (Phoebe Bridgers) and Tasy Hudson.
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