The Lights Ahead: A Narrative Mini-Album
MJ Lee. is a heartfelt pop/rock singer-songwriter based in California who crafts songs that are sincere, melodic, and alive. She combines honest, poetic lyrics with pop sensibilities and an expansive, imaginative sonic palette. Her sound draws from a wide range of influences, from the melancholic rock of Jimmy Eat World to the lush soundscapes of Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi.
With her debut release, The Lights Ahead, Lee. showcases her ability to write memorable anthems and weave them into compelling narratives. The six-song concept album tells the story of an artistic coming-of-age and the transformation of a creative vision into lived reality. Supporting the narrative is a piano-driven band with Lee. at the helm, combining layers of strings and electronic instruments. Lee.'s emotive voice conveys a sense of yearning as she delivers a message of courage and authenticity.
Lee. recently relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles to take the next steps in developing her musical career. A self-taught songwriter who has played the violin since childhood, she strives to write music that is emotionally resonant and probes the depths and heights of human experience. The period at the end of Lee. signifies the abbreviation of her last name and signifies the parts of ourselves that don’t show on the surface but that we carry with us nonetheless.