Where it all began
Adelamonica is the artist name of independent singer, songwriter Adela Claudia Monica Lewis. Born in Antigua West Indies, Adelamonica grew up in a household that was always filled with music. When her father, a church organist and choir master, wasn’t playing his favorite classical music compositions and church songs on the family record player, her mother was listening to the soundtracks from popular musicals and records from a wide range of popular sixties and seventies artists. Adelamonica and her siblings used to fantasize in their youth that they would become like the Von Trapp family singers from the Sound Of Music. But those dreams were forgotten by the time the family moved from their native Antigua & Barbuda to Brooklyn New York.
Adelamonica maintained a love for music throughout her life, writing songs without having any serious thought towards becoming a singer or song-writer. It was not until much later in life that she came to realize that singing and song-writing provided a comfortable and safe way for her to express herself. Once she came to that realization she made the decision to change her life through music.
Albums and Single Releases:
Baby Thanks A Million – released July 23, 2017
America – March 19, 2018
Sorry – Sep 14, 2018
Debut Album: Delusions of Grandeur – released March 15 2019
The journey to songwriting
Although Adelamonica has always loved to sing, she only briefly considered becoming a singer/songwriter in her youth. Singing and songwriting had always seemed like goals that were too lofty. And because she had no idea how to go about the process of pursuing such goals, she did not make any moves beyond just writing song lyrics and coming up with vocal melodies.
Throughout her life Adelamonica has had recurring dreams about singing and songwriting. After waking up in 2013 from one such dream, she made her first attempt to write a song with the goal of publication. But she quickly became discouraged by her struggle with singing.
In January 2017, after waking up from another such dream, she decided to try again.