She began as a classically trained operatic singer and her exquisite training gives her the nerve to be herself and write purposeful, meaningful, optimistic odes to life.
With nods to early Elton John and Evanescence and even a little Queen, the songs on this album are a soundtrack to inspiration.
Each track is a step along the way from depression to love. Simply produced, the songs range from full-on orchestration to an almost live, stripped back feel, which works perfectly with her crystal-like voice.
These are powerful songs filled with a longing to connect. Her lyrics are written directly from the heart, it’s clear, with a sweetness and a naivete that shines through her warm, pure vocals. These are songs that you reach for when you need some help, some strength and maybe a little love for yourself. Unapologetically poignant and uncompromisingly spiritual, Monique Angele’s "Alive" maybe exactly what you need right now.