Announcing the exclusive release of Chanda M’s new music video for “Gaia” from her latest EP Oracle via Les Méconnus. The single is off her upcoming album, Oracle due out on October 17th. The album release will be accompanied by a show at Casa del Popolo on the same day.
Both a musician and PhD in psychology, Chanda M creates her own electro pop universe. As a scholar, she has published numerous articles on the neurochemistry of music with New York Times best-selling author and researcher Daniel J. Levitin. As a trained classical and jazz singer, Chanda M has performed at the Maison du Jazz, Upstairs Bar & Grill and Montreal International Jazz Festival under the name Mona Lissa and collaborated with Juno Award-winning producer Rob Heaney (Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson).
One year ago she released her first solo EP, Icon of Dreams, and now she’s back with Oracle, which will once more draw us in with her spirituality. Chanda M’s ethereal vocals have often been compared to the likes of Kate Bush, St. Vincent and Bat for Lashes.
About Chanda M
Chanda M is the nom de plume of Mona Lissa Chanda, an artist who’s journey is filled with delicious paradoxes that fuel her creativity. She is also a Ph.D. in Psychology practicing her first love—music and poetry. Driven by this dual passion for music and sciences, she worked as a researcher at McGill University and published papers on the neurochemistry of music together with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Daniel J. Levitin. In collaboration with Juno Award-winning producer Rob Heaney (Cirque du Soleil, Patrick Watson), she recorded the 2013 indie folk rock EP Tip of My Tongue under the name Mona Lissa & The Brink. Critics praised the EP, comparing it to Sarah Brightman’s acclaimed 1993 album Dive. In winter 2015. she started recording new material under the nom de plume Chanda M, in collaboration with Raphael Rosenwald (early collaborator with The Dears and Arcade Fire) and Michael Rien of Primal Urge Productions. Her first EP, Icon of Dreams was released in November 2016 at La Vitrola.
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