Blue Monday – Out Now

Blue Monday is a gentle outstretched hand for anybody who feels like the most difficult escape room is just getting out of bed at the top of a work week. Infused with elements of RnB and Brit Soul, this latest single marks JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter-producer Barbra Lica’s second collaboration with producer and keyboardist Joel Visentin.  Written and performed with love and compassion for the lonely, scared, and chronically depressed.

Blue Monday is available everywhere that music is streamed – Listen Now!

Had a chance to check out last month’s release yet? In 40 Years is making some serious radio waves and to celebrate, all the 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 TBA).

“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.



The fifth and final "In 40 Years" interview premiering now: Marina and Ivan - 42 Years Together via @YouTube
. #In40Years #lastinglove #longtermlove #singersongwriter
I take food very seriously. Hungry? One Day in Toronto: singer-songwriter Barbra Lica - via @eatnorth
Tune in to @CBCBigCity today with @ErrolNazareth at 5:05 pm to hear a little of the story behind #In40Years
Next Up in the series: Ori and Leo with their secret to making love last: via @YouTube #In40Years #LoveThatLasts #NewMusic
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Thanks to JAZZ.FM91 for posting about “Blue Monday”!! Wahoooo
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Barbra Lica
Happy Civic Holiday everybody!

To celebrate this very special edition of a Monday where many got to sleep in, I'm dropping a brand new tune. "Blue Monday" is my second co-production with keyboardist/producer/friend extraordinaire Joel Visentin and this time, we're leaning in on the hardest day of the week (most weeks anyway). Consider this a lover letter to all the lonely, anxious, and chronically depressed folks out there that simply can't get out of bed sometimes. We see you and we get it:

Written by: Barbra Lica, Danielle Knibbe (Music) & Ally May
Produced by: Barbra Lica & Joel Visentin
Mixed by: Justin Gray ( Synthesis Sound )
Mastered by: Justin Gray ( Immersive Mastering )
Vocals: Barbra Lica
Keyboards and Synth Programming: Joel Visentin
Guitar: Rich Grossman
Bass: Alex St. Kitts
Trumpet: Tom Moffett
Artwork by: Good Job Hi Five
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Barbra Lica
Our orchestra is ready to hit the road this weekend for a couple more shows! We never know when we'll have the budget and availability to get 16 people together for a performance so this project is super special and I hope a bunch of you can come out! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, please consider:

Saturday, July 30th @ 7 pm: StoneCropAcres Winery (Morrisburg, ON):

Sunday July 31st @ 2 pm: Westben (Campbellford, ON):

Recorded by: Thom Varey
Edited by: Kes Agnew
Sound & Live Concert Footage Recorded by: Chris MacBride live at FLATO Markham Theatre

Barbra Lica - Lead Vocals
Sammy Jackson - Support Vocals
Joel Visentin - Keyboard/Conducting
Aline Homzy - First Violin
Meghan Cheng - Second Violin
Jessica Deutsch - Viola
Amahl Arulanandam - Cello
Tom Fleming - Guitar
Will Fisher - Drums
Mark Godfrey - Bass
Anders Azzopardi - Trombone
Olivia Esther - French Horn
Kevin Turcotte - Trumpet
Tara Davidson - Clarinet
Allison Au - Flute
Sheba Thibideau - Bassoon
Rehearsal Sound - Anne Keillor

"Before I Do" Written by: Barbra Lica and James Bryan
Orchestral arrangement by: Anders Azzopardi and Barbra Lica

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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