With a voice described by critics as "soulful, haunting," "soothing and accessible", Lia Menaker has emerged onto the singer-songwriter scene as a soulful storyteller, infusing edgy poetry and a theatrical flair into a musical blend of pop, rock and blue-eyed soul. Think Amy Winehouse meets Fiona Apple in an old cabaret club.
Menaker spent years singing and recording back-up and lead vocals for bands, performing with artists such as Jason Crosby (Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip) and rock band Broken Darling. She branched out as a solo artist with album Animal Behavior. Since then, she's toured 50+ cities around the country and licensed music to national and international networks such as MTV, PBS, and Netflix. Her vocals and songwriting have caught the eyes of critics, who have called her an "undiscovered star," "blessed with both a reflective mind and a sense of theatricality".
Currently in the works is a new project of 5 songs surrounding different aspects of identity. This EP moves towards a new sound for Menaker, incorporating notes of pop, alternative R&B, and electronic. Listeners can expect an ambient feel and more soulful vocals.