Saddle Creek’s newest signing Ada Lea today announced her debut album ‘what we say in private’ will be released on July 19th, 2019.

The Montreal-based artist has also shared the video for lead single ‘the party,’ a stark and intimate introduction to Ada Lea’s vivid, often mercurial sound.

“‘the party’ came about after spending a magical night on the town with close friends. The song kind of just wrote itself. I always kept trying to make it a longer song, but nothing seemed to fit — or it felt like it was divulging too much,” Ada Lea says of the gently building, intimately hushed track.

“I wanted to capture that delightfully unsatisfying quality of the night; being together but wanting something more to happen, yet reveling in the power that had brought us all together at that special moment. That’s life, though…isn’t it? When you’re truly living the moment, you get home and wish you could live it again and again.”

To Ada Lea 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, Ada Lea 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, ‘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.

Ada Lea will head out on tour in support of Angelo De Augustine throughout the U.S. in May.