Venice, California based female singer-songwriter Monica Aben believes passionately in the power of stories, as can be clearly heard on her new single CPH – a tale of female empowerment and staying connected to your inner self whilst building a life on the other side of world in Copenhagen. CPH is the first single from her upcoming EP Postcards – a body of work inspired by a period of enlightenment in the artist’s personal journey of self-discovery.
The story of CPH kicks off with feelings of anxiety and self-doubt, before throwing off the past and discovering her own self, trusted female companions and the vibrancy of the beautiful city in which she’s living.
CPH’s seductive arrangement was put together by multi-instrumentalist and producer Justin Glasco, who Monica trusts implicitly, and it showcases her silky smooth vocals perfectly. For mixing, it was over to Grammy winner Ryan Gilligan (Kanye West & Puerto Rican duo Calle 13) with the record’s final touches being down to female mastering engineer Jett Galindo, who’s worked on a wide range of projects and artists including the La La Land OST, Weezer, plus Lo-Fi Soul artist Hayley Reinhart.
Monica says of the release “CPH is about the trip that tied up my adolescence with a bow and launched me into womanhood. It’s an ode to the ending of what felt like the first chapter in my life”. When I play it now, I can still feel the freedom in its lines from the day I wrote it alone in that little Danish apartment”.