Imposter Syndrome is finally coming out on October 7th including Girls Like Me, In 40 Years, Blue Monday, The Ghost of Me, and three brand new songs! To celebrate, Barbra is having an early release concert on October 2nd as part of Kensington Market Jazz Festival in Toronto. You can catch her with the full band (Joel Visentin on keys, Tom Fleming on guitar, Will Fisher on drums, and Mark Godfrey on bass) at Supermarket on Augusta Avenue (10 pm – 11 pm). A limited number of advance copies will be available at the show.
MORE ABOUT THE ALBUM:
In a world where almost everyone appears to have their public image and hashtags in order, Imposter Syndrome explores instead an identity still in flux. Equal parts playful and sombre, these songs flip unapologetically between genres, tempos, and production styles in search of what it means to be a flawed human with big dreams, bigger feelings, and a verifiably awkward social presence…
With this newest EP, JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Barbra Lica presents her most brutally honest music to date, combining elements of Folk, RnB, Indie Pop, Jazz, and Existential Synth (not a real genre). Recorded almost entirely in home studios and cobbled together instrument by instrument, “Imposter Syndrome” represents a two-year production collaboration with some of Toronto’s most accomplished artists including James Bryan (Prozzäk, Philosopher Kings), Nicolas Tateishi (Sam Drysdale, Joanna Majoko), Christine Bougie (Bahamas, Lydia Persaud), Drew Jurecka (Dua Lipa, Jully Black), and Joel Visentin (“This American Life”). With her light-hearted dance number dedicated to girl nerdom (Girls Like Me), her reverie to utter defeat (The Ghost of Me), her gentle musings on empathy (Take Care of You), and her Randy Newman-esque ode to aging women (Sour Women), Barbra takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and soundscapes.
Imposter Syndrome will be available everywhere that music is streamed on October 7th – Pre-Save Now
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
Had a chance to check out Barbra’s previous releases yet? In 40 Years is making some serious radio waves and to celebrate, all of Barbra’s newly produced When Harry Met Sally-inspired vignettes are now up on YouTube. We asked five couples to answer one important question: what’s your secret to lasting love? Check out their answers 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. Next up: Kitchener, Ontario (Tickets HERE)
“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