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In 40 YearsOut Now

JUNO-nominated Toronto singer-songwriter-producer Barbra Lica takes a contemplative step back in this folk-pop ballad to dream about the kind of love that only seems to exist in rom-coms. What if love could really last forever? What if growing old could be beautiful in the eyes of the right person?

Fresh from its world debut at Barbra’s own wedding, In 40 Years is co-produced and written with renowned songwriter-guitarist James Bryan (Prozzäk, Nelly Furtado, Drake) and presents the most vulnerable and hopeful parts of Barbra’s heart set to music. This song also features long-time collaborator  Joel Visentin on the organ.

In 40 Years is available everywhere that music is streamed – Listen Now!

To celebrate the single, Barbra is releasing a series of short vignettes inspired by “When Harry Met Sally” where five couples answer one important question: what’s your secret to lasting love? Check out the first video HERE.

If you haven’t seen it yet, also make sure to dance along to the new music video for Girls Like Me AND look out for more dates with the Toronto Chamber-Pop Orchestra. Just announced: a free show on July 1st with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, and a mini-tour in Québec and Ontario with performances in Montréal, Morrisburg, and Westben at the end of July.

“It starts and ends with Lica’s voice. It’s a bright, vibrant contralto one minute, laconic and syrupy the next when she lets a phrase die on the vine and trail off”

– Frank De Blase, Journalist, City Newspaper

Barbra Lica is a JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter based in Toronto, Canada.  She has performed her original songs around the world across club and festival circuits, from New York City’s legendary Birdland to international music festivals in North America, Eastern Europe and Japan. Her most recent album, “You’re Fine” (Justin Time Records), has amassed over 4 million streams on Spotify.  In addition to writing for herself, Barbra has written cuts for such artists as jazz crooner Matt Dusk (Entertainment One/Universal), rising J-Pop singer Harumi (Sony Music Japan), and Taiwanese pop recording artist, Morrison Ma (Universal Music Group/X Entertainment). Today, Barbra continues to develop her genre-bending style, writing and producing from her home studio with her cat Cookie.

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The 5-part series continues with Sam and Sue. My question: what's your secret to making love last? https://t.co/iRhgSEmoo0 via @YouTube #In40years #LoveThatLasts #NewMusic
New song alert! "In 40 Years" is out today and I'm celebrating with a 5-part series of "When Harry Met Sally" inspired vignettes. My question: what's your secret to making love last? Here's Sharon and Jun with their answer: https://t.co/5uJuLpbYhC
Can't sleep not one bit. Excited for my dance debut at 10 am ET: https://t.co/e7VeIPYojR #girlslikeme
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Barbra Lica
Happy Monday!

The 5 part-series inspired by "When Harry Met Sally" continues with our second couple, Sam and Sue.

This couple has been together for 46 years through some of the toughest challenges that life can possibly throw at you. So many people promise to be there "in sickness and in health", but in reality, Sam and Sue explained how the sickness piece of that equation can lead to so much helplessness, guilt, and resentment on both sides. "I know some people who've gone through health challenges and their spouse has said, Oh, I can't deal with this". One of the many things that makes this couple so special is their unwavering and unquestioned dedication to one another. They value each other and their family above all else, and they'll do whatever it takes to be together. That sounds simple, but boy do I get caught up in my career and various personal ambitions sometimes so that nothing else seems to exist. I think that if you're so lucky as to find a love like Sam and Sue's, and wise enough to treasure it, you can truly be rich.

Listen to "In 40 Years" : https://bfan.link/in-40-years

Video shot by Dale Sood (Arts and Rec) and Edited by Alissa Dawn
Logo by Steven Preisman
Starring Sam Broverman and Sue Foster

Song Credits:
-Written and produced by Barbra Lica and James Bryan
-Mixed and mastered by Justin Gray (Synthesis Sound Productions)
-Vocals by Barbra Lica
-Guitars and Synth programming by James Bryan
-Organ by Joel Visentin

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Hello my amazing friends,

Today I put out a brand new song. Maybe you were anticipating it with all my shout-outs for long-term couples..ha! In any case, we did it! "In 40 Years" is out today everywhere that music is streamed and I'm celebrating with a 5 part series of "When Harry Met Sally"-inspired clips, one from each of our couples, where I ask one question: what's your secret to making love last?

Here's our first couple, Sharon and Jun. They've been together for 36 years and they still love each other deeply, even after the struggle of immigrating to Canada with a small child and having to re-start their lives together from nothing. I cried like a baby after they left and I love this advice. At my worst, I can certainly be a creature of "what have you done for me lately" and it's so easy to forget the forest for the trees...but that person you love has also done so much good for you.

Listen to "In 40 Years" here: https://bfan.link/in-40-years

Video shot by Dale Sood (Arts and Rec) and Edited by Alissa Dawn
Logo by Steven Preisman

Song Credits:

-Written and produced by Barbra Lica and James Bryan
-Mixed and mastered by Justin Gray (Synthesis Sound Productions)
-Vocals by Barbra Lica
-Guitars and Synth programming by James Bryan
-Organ by Joel Visentin

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Just a few minutes until the premiere! Come watch with me at 10 am ET 🤓

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JMyAIFiQU6s&feature=youtu.be
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