Over the past handful of years, I’ve written quite a bit about the critically applauded JOVM mainstay act Monogem, the solo electro pop recording project of Los Angeles, CA-based singer/songwriter Jen Hirsch, and as you may recall the project derives its name from a unique cosmic phenomenon — a monogem ring, the leftover glow of an supernova explosion. Interestingly, one of the largest monogem rings in the observable universe is located near the Gemini and Cancer constellations. For Hirsch, whose birthday is on the cusp of the astrological signs of Gemini and Cancer, the project’s name has a deeply personal and special meaning for her.
Now, it’s been some time since I’ve personally written about her, but her latest single “Get You High” will further cement Hirsch’s reputation for crafting slickly produced, Quiet Storm-influenced synth pop centered around Hirsch’s sultry vocals, shimmering synths and a sinuous bass line — and much like her previously released material, the song evokes a lingering yet plaintive need that hasn’t been completely fulfilled.
Directed by Finders Motion Pictures and starring Hirsch, Julia Barna, Shane Allen and Shanina Morse, the recently released video for “Get You High” featured decadent and stylishly shot visuals, focusing on the idle yet beautiful rich — and in a way that’s reminiscent of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Hirsch will be embarking on a short national tour opening for African alternative act ANIMA! and the tour includes a May 18, 2018 stop at The Knitting Factory. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.
U.S TOUR DATES
05/17 – Sonia – Boston, MA*
05/18 – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY*
05/19 – Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL*
05/20 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO*
05/22 – Barboza – Seattle, WA*
05/24 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA*
05/28 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*
05/29 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA*