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Monique DeBose

Monique DeBose has never been one to shy away from life’s challenges. The Sovereign One, which drops on September 27, 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. The journey to this time and place – emotionally and stylistically – has been a rather circuitous one. The daughter of a mixed-race couple, Monique realized at a very early age that she was destined to be a performer. Music was her constant companion throughout her early years in LA. At home, she was exposed to artists such as Marvin Gaye and Elvis. “My uncle Chuck would be Elvis at family get-togethers, and my younger sister and I would be his background singers – The DeBose- ettes,” she remembers. Unfortunately, that attraction to performing was dampened by an incredible shyness. While attending Hamilton High School’s Music Academy, Monique took up the violin. A far cry from her desire to be part of the school’s performing crew, playing the violin allowed Monique to remain in the background even as her soul strove to stride to the front of the stage.

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”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

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Discography

The Sovereign One

The Sovereign One

Self Produced
2018

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Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

Monique DeBose
The Sovereign One