Montreal artist Alexandra Levy has shared a video for her new single as Ada Lea, “damn.” Alongside the track, Ada Lea has announced her new album, one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden, out September 24th via Next Door Records.
The evocative new track serves as the follow-up to her recently released single, “hurt.” Lyrically, the track tells the tale of a cursed New Year’s Eve party. With driven instrumentals, this song takes on a grittier sheen than most of Ada Lea’s music. Levy’s silky vocals offer the perfect balance in “damn.”
The accompanying Monse Muro-directed video features choreography from Axelle “Ebony” Munezero and Brittney Canda. It opens with a couple lying in bed, taking part in a tense, yet intimate dance. The emotive clip suits “damn” perfectly.
Watch the video for “damn” below.
The forthcoming follow-up to what we say in private is a cathartic collection of intimate folk-pop songs. Throughout the album’s 11 tracks, Ada Lea delivers “heart-twisting, rear-view stories of city life,” a press release explains. Set in Montreal, each track serves as a spot on a personal history map of Ada Lea’s youth.
Levy wrote and created most of these songs during an artist residency in Banff, Alberta. She then recorded the album in Los Angeles with producer/engineer Marshall Vore (Phoebe Bridgers). Levy worked with Vore on her 2020 EP, woman, here. The new album also features Tasy Hudson, Harrison Whitford, and Burke Reid.
“Marshall’s expertise and experience with drumming and songwriting was the perfect blend for what the songs needed,” Levy explains. “He was able to support me in a harmonic, lyrical, and rhythmic sense.”
Check out the tracklist for one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden below.
one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden Tracklist:
01 – “damn”
02 – “can’t stop me from dying”
03 – “oranges”
04 – “partner”
05 – “saltspring”
06 – “and my newness spoke to your newness and it was a thing of endless”
07 – “my love 4 u is real”
08 – “backyard”
09 – “writer in ny”
10 – “violence”
11 – “hurt”
Lead photo courtesy of Monse Muro.