Imposter Syndrome Available Now

Imposter Syndrome is now available for streaming and purchase including Girls Like Me, In 40 Years, Blue Monday, The Ghost of Me, and three brand new songs! PLUS, we’re touring the new album in ALASKA this coming spring. Detailed listings HERE.


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… The Ghost of Me is celebrating the spookiest season with an all new live performance video! Hear it performed live off the floor with myself on voice and keys, Joel Visentin on synth keys and support vocals, Mark Godfrey on bass, Tom Fleming on guitar, Will Fisher on drums, and special legendary guests, Sammy Jackson and APHROSE on additional vocals. Thanks to FACTOR once more for funding this project and to all the crew led by two of my favourite people,  Matthew Barnett (director/editor), and Dale Sood (Cinematography). Watch the full performance HERE.

If you haven’t seen it yet, also make sure to dance along to the new music video for Girls Like Me

“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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Barbra Lica4 days ago
Todays the day!! “The Ghost of Me (Live)” premieres today at 2 PM!! Set your clocks and then visit me here 👻👻👻 :
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Barbra Lica7 days ago
So much to announce! First off, my song, "The Ghost of Me" (co-written with the brilliant Danielle Knibbe), was nominated for an Ontario Folk Music Award in the category of CMRRA Song of the Year. Winners are announced on October 15th as part of Folk Music Ontario, but in the meantime, I'm releasing a spooky live performance video to celebrate. Check out the teaser below and then join me on Youtube this Friday, September 22nd at 2 pm for the world premiere. (Teaser edited by Matthew Barnett).

I'm also debuting my new trio project on Saturday September 30th, 5:30 pm, at Pamenar (307 Augusta Ave) as part of Kensington Market Jazz Festival. Tickets are $30 cash at the door and I'll be playing more piano than ever before. Come hear some brand new songs as well as some stripped down, intimate versions of the songs you already know. I love the whole vibe at Pamenar so much (I think I go there on a weekly basis) so please come join us for a magical evening that includes Tom Fleming on guitar and Will Fisher on drums.
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Base311 month ago
Barbra Lica joins the Brian Barlow Trio once more this summer on Friday, September 1. Spend a late summer night with in the historic Sergeants Mess Hall ✨

Barbra Lica is a JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter based in Toronto. A seasoned act on the Canadian and American club and festival circuits, Barbra Lica has performed everywhere from New York City’s legendary Birdland to Toronto’s prestigious Koerner Hall. She has also headlined at festivals around the world including Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Tokyo International Jazz Festival, Focsani Blues Festival (Romania) and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, opening for the likes of Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Bob Dorough, and Terence Blanchard.

Grab your tickets at the link below!