“180 Days” Ada Lea

Alexandra Levy, AKA: Ada Lea has released a new for video for “180 Days” which is directed by Emilie Kahn, and off her current release What We Say In Private, had the following to say of the inspiration behind the song. “During that period of 180 days, I often wondered what it would be like if I ever reached the other side; a seemingly unattainable goal. This song is an homage to that dream-like period.”

Alexandra Levy, who is also a painter – music and visual art are different vessels for communicating similar ideas. “It’s a world that I can build around me and sit inside,” she says. Through all her art, Levy explores the concept of womanhood as it feels and looks to her, as well as love and how it transforms over time. She doesn’t shy away from exploring uncomfortable and painful emotions, either. With the brightness of love, strength, and hope contrasted with the darkness of loss, suffering, isolation, and abandonment, the Ada Lea album what we say in private is a varied and vivid record that constantly seems to shift in the light, bringing together all the intricate influences she’s collected over the years.

Her current full-length what we say in private began with a need to document the ending of an important romantic relationship. Following a tormented period of staying up all night (sometimes days at a time), frantically painting or writing songs as a means of coping, she journaled for 180 days in the hope of finding herself again. She conducted this period of analysis and introspection in private, like most of her creative pursuits, and the process eventually resulted in a rebirth: a rediscovery of self and a new sense of freedom and self-acceptance. These chaotic feelings and the resulting catharsis are deeply felt in the final recording of what we say in private. Levy wanted the album to feel like a journal entry from those 180 days as she cycled through emotions. Throughout, she expresses feelings and thoughts that all humans experience behind closed doors and alone, but are conditioned to keep to themselves.

Adea Lea
Live Dates

Oct 18 – Paris, FR, MAMA Festival
Oct 19, Tourcoing, FR, Le Grand Mix
Oct 22, Troyes, FR, Les Nuits de Champagne
Oct 23, Lyon, FR, Groom
Oct 25, Groningen, NL, USVA
Oct 26, Amsterdam, NL, London Calling
Oct 27, Rotterdam, NL, Roodkapje
Oct 31,Bristol, UK, The Crofters Rights
Nov 01, Manchester, UK, The Castle Hotel
Nov 02, Camden, UK, Mirrors 2019 &
Nov 04, Glasgow, UK, The Hug and Pint %
Nov 05, Newcastle, UK, Surf Cafe %
Nov 06, Brighton, UK, The Hope and Ruin %
Nov 12, Hamburg, DE, Yoko Club
Nov 13, Berlin, DE, ACUD
Nov 14, Jena, DE, Trafo
Nov 15, Darmstadt, DE, Bedroomdisco
Nov 16, Freiburg, DE, Swamp Club
Nov 18, Antwerp, BE, De Roma ^
Nov 19, Liege, BE, Troca ^

& with Phoebe Bridgers, American Football, Turnover, Sheer Mag, Disq
% with Stef Chura
^ with Kevin Morby