Album Debuts at #2 on iTunes Jazz Charts
"Monique blurs the borders between soul and jazz, delivering instantly classic sounds that we're digging.” - Soul Tracks chose “Damaged Goods” as a Choice Cut
"A track to focus on the interplay of gracious smokey vocals and melodic tapestries. Simply effecting music." - DJ Rich Chocolate, Soul Salvation Radio Show
"Definitely playing on my show. Great tune" - Hugh Williams, Music with Soul
"Beautiful vocals and nice for a lazy Sunday afternoon." - Hardy Tej of The Music Galaxy Show
"We love the new song by Monique DeBosse - such a great track. We're scheduling it for play on our show Nu-Skool Soul." - Imran, Blue in Green Radio
“Damaged Goods, calling it a "great song." - Terrill Hannah, the Urban Music Scene
THE SOVEREIGN ONE.
A singer, a poet, a messenger – Monique DeBose is all this and more. Stepping into the spotlight with The Sovereign One, she radiates love and acceptance, pride and bravery, in each of her songs. Monique has never been one to shy away from life’s challenges, and her new album encapsulates a wealth of experience into seven songs in which the LA-based songwriter and vocalist offers up messages that are both personal and universal, messages of acceptance, of empowerment and of pride.
Through the Sovereign One’s sultry opening track, “Damaged Goods,” to the powerful, rallying call of the appropriately titled “Rally,” to the lush romantic ballad “Let You Love Me,” Monique claims her own rightful place as a strong, powerful woman, using the power of music to empower all women to do the same, to revel in their desire with no apology, and to allow themselves to simultaneously experience freedom and belonging.
LA native Monique DeBose is an award-winning, multi-talented playwright and Jazz-R&B-pop singer/songwriter, who has toured and entertained audiences throughout Europe, India and Asia. Her third album–The Sovereign One–debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. A leading vocal improvisationalist (having studied under Rhiannon and Joey Blake of the renowned Bobby McFerrin Voicestra), Monique now leads an international community of over 500 vocal artists throughout the United States and Europe. Inspired by her experience of of what it means to be half African American, half Irish American, she wrote the funny, heartwarming and disruptive one-woman show Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America to initiate conversation and heal race relations in America. She calls LA home, is married to a Brit and is raising two compassionate, culturally intelligent boys.