One of our favorite indie pop musicians MONOGEM (aka LA-based Jen Hirsh) is back this month with a new single called ‘Shade.’ With soaring strings mixed in with a lush and atmospheric production, MONOGEM’s track feels even more cinematic than her previous music. Although the song is called ‘Shade,’ the meaning behind the song is extremely personal to MONOGEM. The artist describes ‘Shade’ as her own personal anthem.
“I wrote “Shade” on a day when I felt particularly bleak and dreary. Dark thoughts ran through my head about anything and everything: my artistry, my life, my body, my family, I was having one of those moments where nothing was right. As an artist, those days are more frequent than I’d like to admit. As a woman, I’ve felt pressure to cover up this little dark corner, put my face on and show up for the party. “Shade” is a personal anthem that reminds me to stop hiding my truths, even if they aren’t pretty.”