Brooklynite Monica Lionheart applies a luminescent trip-hop sheen to her alt-pop solo debut album Indian Summer, a laid-back, 2am soundtrack of chilled electro-acoustic songs streeting April 10. A producer, DJ, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lionheart also uses her airy vocals to sublimely angelic effect on songs such as the dreamy, string-enhanced "Let Go" -- with cellist Yoed Nir (Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright) -- and beat-driven "Rocks to Ankles", a track that takes a while to hit its subtle melodic groove but eventually delivers a perfectly crafted chorus hook on top of some stately piano chords. Stream more Indian Summer -- particularly "My Heart" -- at Lionheart's Soundcloud page.
Monica Lionheart - "Let Go" (from Indian Summer)
Monica Lionheart - "Rocks to Ankles" (from Indian Summer)