Ada Lea


“…beautiful and insightful…Often, her songs end up revealing the strange and weird thoughts grief and transition can bring out of us, feeling all the more honest and real in its chaos.” - The FADER

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 debut album 'what we say in private' (out July 19). 

Through all her work, Levy explores the concept of womanhood as it feels and looks to her, as well as love and how it transforms over time. She doesn’t shy away from exploring uncomfortable and painful emotions, either. With the brightness of love, strength, and hope contrasted with the darkness of loss, suffering, isolation, and abandonment, 'what we say in private' is a varied and vivid record that constantly seems to shift in the light, bringing together all the intricate influences she’s collected over the years. 

Bold and daring, but also gentle and vulnerable, what we say in private finds new ways of presenting its vision from one inspired idea to the next, a big leap into the wider world with passion and exuberance.

what we say in private is out July 19 through Saddle Creek and Next Door Records.