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 new 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 and Nilüfer Yanya, has been lauded by notable publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard and Harper’s Bazaar and currently boasts millions of streams all over the world.
Paraíso, her newest single, is available now on all platforms.