WHAT WENT WRONG – Monica Lee (NEW SINGLE BENEFITING VANCOUVER WOMEN’S CENTRE)
It’s beautiful to see artist’s using their music to not only share important stories, but to directly help their communities. Monica Lee, a singer/songwriter from Vancouver, BC is using today’s Bandcamp Friday, which gives 100% of the sales directly to the artists, to donate all the profits from her latest single “What Went Wrong” to the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. It’s a great cause, and a clever way of taking advantage of Bandcamp’s generous offer to help the people around her.
It’s also a cause close to Lee’s heart, and one that directly inspired the writing of the single, which is featured on her album Farewell. Living in East Vancouver, Lee regularly encounters women in crisis, and wrote the song with the aim to try to understand the underlying circumstances of their pain, addiction and homelessness.
“The Centre assists women with their immediate and crisis needs so they can develop stability and access the resources they need to improve health, family, employment and housing situations. They promote positive change by offering individual long-term support, education, advocacy, peer mentorship and exposure to alternatives. I’m proud to donate all Bandcamp sales on Friday Sept. 4, purchases that will go towards helping women in need.” – Monica Lee
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides practical support to over 500 women, children and seniors every day, as well as offering a refuge and shelter from conditions of poverty and violence. The Centre provides basic necessities like hot meals, free clothing, secure mailing addresses, phone and computer access, functioning and secure toilets and showers. They also help reduce the effect of economic disadvantage by providing toiletries, feminine hygiene products, computer access, harm reduction supplies and first aid.
Monica Lee seamlessly blends country, blues and jazz on her latest album Farewell, which marks the end of a long creative journey that included her taking time off to give birth, and finding out she’s had an undiagnosed hearing impediment for most of her life. Correcting that through the use of hearing aids brought a whole new perspective to the album and motivated Lee to embrace an entirely new musical identity.
You can click below to buy the track for as little as one dollar, and not only will you get a shiny new song to add to your collection, but you’ll be helping someone in need.