Vocalist Monique DeBose Releases New Single “Damaged Goods” | New Album “The Sovereign One” Coming Sept. 27th, 2018

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MONIQUE DEBOSE RELEASES “DAMAGED GOODS,” FIRST SINGLE FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM

Vocalist’s New Album, The Sovereign One, Will Drop on September 27

Monique DeBose, whose songs effortlessly transcend the borders between soul and jazz, has just released “Damaged Goods,” the first single from her new album, The Sovereign One, which itself will drop on September 27. On the album, Monique explores themes that are both personal and universal, crafting a set of seven songs that deliver messages of empowerment and self-acceptance, of love and freedom.

Damaged Goods” opens with Monique’s rich, velvet vocals supported only by Dylan Meek’s solo piano. The song continues to build in intensity as the impressive group of musicians that Monique has tapped for this album match the power of her expressive lyrics. The tenor sax solo by Kyle O’Donnell (leader of the Sax Offenders and the Saxaholics) gives “Damaged Goods” something of a retro eighties feel, which reflects, as Monique says, “the pondering, woeful, yet strong energy of Sade,” one of her key musical influences.

An LA native, Monique is an award-winning, multi-talented playwright and Jazz-R&B-pop singer/songwriter, who has toured and entertained audiences throughout Europe, India and Asia. She’s also a member of the Angel Town Combo, whose “Adorable You” was featured on Birth of the Fourth Wave of Ska, a compilation released by Angel City Records. A leading vocal improvisationalist, she is also the creator of Mulatto Math: Summing Up the Race Equation in America, a provocative and edgy one-woman show which most recently was featured at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

The Sovereign One is currently available for pre-sale on iTunes.

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