Imposter Syndrome Available Now

Imposter Syndrome is finally available for streaming and purchase including Girls Like Me, In 40 Years, Blue Monday, The Ghost of Me, and three brand new songs!


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 is available everywhere that music is streamed – Listen 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

Meanwhile… 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

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.



“Imposter Syndrome” was featured in a @TorontoStar article today and I’m not mad at it:
NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY. And by coincidence, it's bandcamp Friday. CHECKITOUT:
Playing this new album down INCLUDING the outtakes on October 2nd @kensingtonjazz (10pm - Supermarket). You coming? #lateshow #funshow #SundayFunday
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Out of curiosity, who here is coming to our final orchestra show tomorrow in Kitchener? Any familiar faces!?!? I'm really really looking forward to this one!! If you're thinking about it and don't have tickets yet, click below:

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Barbra Lica
Extra extra!! What happens when two Toronto musicians have completely different pandemic experiences and both make albums? Read all about it in today’s issue of The Toronto Star:

Thanks Nick Krewen!!

P.S. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ernesto Cervini, I highly recommend you check out his music. 🔥🔥🔥
Barbra Lica
Barbra Lica
Good morning friends!

"Imposter Syndrome" is out today in every form in all the places. I can't believe this project is ready and out there despite a pandemic, a super difficult pregnancy followed by a new baby, and my bright idea to start a chamber orchestra. HA! Please grab a copy at any of the links here (bandcamp is the only one with physical copies) so I can get all the ears on it. I appreciate everyone's support over this pandemic and even before that and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this music:

In addition to the four tunes you've already heard, it features three all new tracks including "Take Care of You", my big ode to empathy that I co-wrote with my beloved guitarist Tom Fleming and co-produced with the widly talented Christine Bougie, "What Do You Say" the song I wrote and produced with one of my favourite musicians of all time, James Bryan music, to propose to my then boyfriend, and my slightly odd song poem, "Sour Women"...performed and produced by just me and Drew Jurecka with a little bit of piano, a lot of strings, and a buttload of strong feelings on being a woman.

Thanks with all my heart to all the folks who wrote and produced/performed with me so that this album could exist: Danielle Knibbe (Music), Tom Fleming, Alexandra May, James Bryan music, Joel Visentin, Justin Gray, Nick Tateishi, Drew Jurecka, Christine Bougie

Thanks also to all the additional musicians who played on the this album (Detailed credits available on my bandcamp): Mark Godfrey, Alex St. Kitts, Marito Marques, Joshua Van Tassel, Rich Grossman, Sarah Thawer, Tom Moffett, and the many people who contributed their voices to "Girls Like Me".

And yet more thanks to the following key players: Justin Gray at Synthesis Sound and Immersive Mastering for mixing and mastering this whole project in both stereo AND Dolby ATMOS (Check out the ATMOS if you's soOOO cool), Believe for distributing the digital album, Indie Pool for pressing physical copies on a tight turnaround, CYMBA Music Publishing for their publishing support, Canis Major Music for all her work to book shows around these songs, Beth Cavanagh for her hard publicitying, Jen Squires - Photographer for the album/single photography, Matilda Armstrong for the graphics, Matt Barnett for the physical disc 2D illustration, Sydney Desnoyers for hair styling/makeup, and Jamie Potts for everything hair always.

Last, but most certainly not least, I want to thank The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) without whom none of this would be possible. Thank you for funding this album and giving me multiple extensions. We finally did it tho! Look at us go!