A B O U T 

The new era for Monogem tugs at her roots in jazz and soul, backed by the same chic electro-pop sensibilities she’s known for. The Los Angeles musician, also known as Jen Hirsh, has found comfort in writing from the heart, reflected in her breakthrough Spanish-language single, “Soy Lo Que Soy” (translation: ‘I am what I am’). This is a personal and career milestone for Hirsh—it marks the first time she was courageous enough to incorporate her Guadalajaran heritage in her music, all to follow through on a promise she made with her abuela never to lose it.

Monogem has always toyed with whimsy—after all, her moniker is astral. Her forthcoming So Many Ways EP experiments with live instrumentation, evoking passion with percussion and drums; she also incorporates vocal layering and sampling into the release, always sure to keep her natural instrument at the forefront. Today, she proudly embraces her background as well as all the opportunities that have led her to this point. After all, Monogem was never really under-the-radar: she wrote a global hit with Lemaitre, shared the stage with touring acts such as Christine and the Queens, Nilüfer Yanya and Y LA BAMBA, has been lauded by notable publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard and Harper's Bazaar, and currently boasts over 12 million streams on Spotify.

So Many Ways EP  will be her proudest release yet, reflecting every aspect of herself. Available now.

P R E S 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

 

Medium: “So Many Ways” opens on oscillating tones flowing into gleaming pulsating synths riding sparkling synths exuding creamy iridescent flavors. A plump potent bass line and crisp drums provide the suave rhythm, as Monogem’s sumptuous voice glides overhead, infusing the lyrics with simmering erotic washes of textures.
 

Ones To Watch:Listening to MONOGEM’S music incites mental images involving sparkles, glitter, and other ethereal novelties that don’t seem to belong to planet Earth.”

MiLK: “One listen to 100% and it’s clear: MONOGEM is flying high, enjoying the hell out of LA, and tapping into her truest form of self for an electro pop record that’s sure to dominate this summer’s sound.”
 



 

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

C O N T A C T

CONTACT/BOOKING:  monogemlovesyou@gmail.com

PRESS: Mikel Corrente | mikel@purplebite.com

Rishi Doug | rishi@theundscvrd.com

LICENSING: Jessica Kashdan | jessica.kashdan@kobaltmusic.com

LEGAL: David Ferreria |

david@markmml.com
 

T O U R  H I S T O R Y 

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

 

D I S C O G R A P H Y

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"So Many Ways" EP (2019)

 

Released via AWAL Music Recordings

 

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"Soy Lo Que Soy" (2019)

 

Released via AWAL Music Recordings

 

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"So Many Ways" (2019)

 

Released via AWAL Music Recordings

 

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"Lean" (2019)

 

Released via AWAL Music Recordings

 

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"Shade" (2018)

 

Released via AWAL Music Recordings

 

"Get You High" (2018)

 

Released via AWAL Music Recordings

 

"100% REMIX EP" (2017)

 

Remixes from Zach Nicita (Verite), Paperwhite, Jamie Prado & ELIS (Elliot Jacobson & Chris Leon) 

"100%" (2017)

Single "Wild" has 200+ Million Streams in China via NetEase Music

"Wait and See (Deep Chills Remix)" (2015)

3 Million Spotify Streams

 

Spotify Stats: NMF, #6 United States Viral 50, #9 Global Viral 50

"MONOGEM" (2015)

1 Million Spotify Streams

Singles: "Wait and See", "The Glow", "Stay With Me" 

S Y N C  H I G H L I G H T S

Traffik -  (2018) Movie Trailer

 

CW - "Black Lightning" 2018 Premiere | 100%

 

CW - "Riverdale" 2017 | "The Glow" 

Shiseido - Web Campaign 2017 | "Wait and See"

 

Michael Kors - Web Campaign 2017 | "Wild" 

MTV - "Awkward" 2014 | "Wait and See"​

OTHER CREDITS:

"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 

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