Ada Lea | Indie88 Black Box Sessions

Montreal's Ada Lea performs songs from her debut album, what we say in private, live at Indie88 in the Black Box studio.

From Montreal, Quebec, musician Ada Lea just released her debut album what we say in private. Ada Lea also works as a painter and visual artist, and cites inspiration from artists in a variety of media, including Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Karen Dalton and Nina Simone.

Ada Lea’s work on the album arose from a need to chronicle the end of a significant romantic relationship. Over the course of six months she channeled emotional turmoil into painting and music, and ultimately found herself reborn with a new sense of freedom.

Watch her perform “The Party” and “Yanking the Pearls Off Around My Neck” live in the Indie88 Black Box studio.