A B O U T
Critically acclaimed alt-R&B artist MONOGEM has released her highly anticipated debut bilingual album, Gardenia. ‘Gardenia’ is a perfect representation of MONOGEM’s journey-a culmination, a story, a connection to the past, present and future. The album is an evolution as MONOGEM embarks on a new chapter of artistry, embracing her Mexican heritage, perfectly paired with the announcement of welcoming her first born. She continues the story through her son while keeping a promise she made with her abuela, who told her “never forget your roots, never stop speaking, learning and keeping the culture alive”. Memories of her are intertwined through the record, “covered in her essence & laced with the smell of gardenias, her favorite flower”.
MONOGEM has shared the stage with artists such as Maluma, Fonseca, Chesca, Christine & The Queens, Y La Bamba, Betty Who, & Ximena Sariñana and has seen praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, GRAMMY, GQ Magazine & Remezcla, and radio support across SiriusXM, KCRW, KROQ, & Apple Music Radio w/ Travis Mills. Her next release, Feeling Myself, is due this Spring.
P R E S S
T O U R H I S T O R Y
S Y N C H I G H L I G H T S
Rolling Stone: Swayed by an earthy dembow rhythm — not to mention her operatic vocal prowess — Monogem’s latest track 'Soy Lo Que Soy' crystallizes the bond between her art and her Mexican American heritage.
Billboard: Whether catering in upbeat, gently inspirational synth-bop or reflective, dreamy indie-pop, MONOGEM’s approach to her gorgeous, lilting music throws genre definitions to the wind -- so it only makes sense that on her So Many Ways EP, she freely switches between Spanish and English as she crafts a release that speaks to her own journey while reaching out to those around her.
Harper's Bazaar: The new single "Soy Lo Que Soy" marks a change of pace for Los Angeles–based MONOGEM: It's the first time she's released a song in Spanish. The risk has already paid off.
KCRW: There are very few songs that haunt you immediately after hearing them only once. That’s exactly what happened the first time I heard MONOGEM’s “Soy Lo Que Soy.” Her previous work in English is also captivating, but I think Hirsh may have crafted a secret sauce recipe singing in Español.
LADYGUNN: For Monogem, the release of “Soy Lo Que Soy” is a vulnerable step towards self-realization and pays tribute to the culture that was so integral to her upbringing.
BUST Magazine: “Being Latina in America feels like a memory that’s now coming to life.”
NYLON Spain: MONOGEM: la diva mexicana-estadounidense de la electrónica lanza So many ways, un himno sobre el amor sin etiquetas
L I N K S
Rolling Stone: Latin Music Roundup
Billboard: EP Premiere
KCRW: Best New Music Weekend Roundup
Harper's Bazaar: Music Video Premiere
FLAUNT: Song Feature
LADYGUNN: Song Feature
REMEZCLA: Nuevo Noise Feature
NYLON SPAIN: Video Premiere + Interview
Jam in the Van: Video Session
Festivals: LA3C by Penske Media (w/ Maluma, Fonseca, Chesca and more), SXSW (AWAL House, Beautiful Buzz, Reverbnation/CONNECT, TOMS)
Notable Showcases: Chinatown Summer Nights (2019), Kimpton: Off The Record (2019), Red Bull Sound Select (2018), Neon Gold Popshop (2018), Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (2017), After Dark: Art Institute of Chicago, LA Pride, So Far Sounds LA, Soho House: West Hollywood & Malibu
LA Headline Shows: Moroccan Lounge Oct 2019 (Sold Out), Gold Diggers X School Night 2019 (Sold Out), School Night 2018, Bootleg Theater 2017
Direct Support: ANIMA! (National Tour 2018), Betty Who, Christine & The Queens, Allie X, YUNA, Magic Giant, Nilufer Yanya, Y LA BAMBA
SXSW 2018: AWAL House, Official Showcase with R.LUM.R, Kobalt Happy Hour (DJ Set)
SXSW 2016: Beautiful Buzz, Reverbnation/CONNECT, TOMS
R A D I O
BBC Radio 1 XTRA
BBC 6 Music
BBC Asian Network Chill
TRIPLE J (Body Breathe w/ LP Giobbi)
BBC Radio 1 (Body Breathe w/ LP Giobbi)
Apple Music Radio w/ Travis Mills
NPR World Cafe
RADIO PRIMAVERA SOUND
D I S C O G R A P H Y
"Gardenia" Album (2021)
Released via AWAL Music Recordings
Elite (Netflix) - "Paraíso"
Never Have I Ever (Netflix) - "Wild"
Genera+ion (HBO) - "Paraíso"
Rebelde (Netflix) - "Soy Lo Que Soy"
Genera+ion (HBO) - "Soy Lo Que Soy"
Genera+ion (HBO) - "Yo Te Puedo Amar" (Unreleased)
Love, Victor (Hulu) - "Tangerine Sky"
Motherland: Fort Salem - "Coming For You" w/ Clara-Nova
Traffik - "100%" (2018) Movie Trailer
Black Lightning - "100%"
Riverdale - "The Glow"
"Closer" by Lemaitre | Songwriter, 70+ Million Streams on Spotify
"Bank" by Qveen Herby | Songwriter, featured Vocalist
"Better With You" by Lenno | Songwriter, featured Vocalist
"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" feat. Sabrina Carpenter by Lindsey Stirling | Background Vocalist
V I S U A L S
S O C I A L S
INSTAGRAM: 18.8K followers
YOUTUBE: 3.1K followers
FACEBOOK: 5.2K likes
TWITTER: 1.4K followers
TIK TOK: 97 followers
C O N T A C T
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LEGAL: Joe Anderson |
"So Many Ways" EP (2019)
Released via AWAL Music Recordings
"100% REMIX EP" (2017)
Remixes from Zach Nicita, Paperwhite, Jamie Prado & ELIS (Elliot Jacobson & Chris Leon)
Single "Wild" has 1 Billion Streams in China via NetEase & Tencent Music
"MONOGEM" EP (2015)