Born and raised in the Amsterdam area, Monique Klemann is no stranger to music fans throughout the Netherlands. Platinum Records, hit singles and big European tours were where it started; it has been uphill ever since and the EP named “Coool” is the pinnacle of her musical evolution.
On the back of a successful career in pop music with her band Lois Lane, Monique Klemann embarked on a solo career which started in 2007 with album “On Patrol”. More jazz than pop, she began to explore a new sensual sound which brought rave reviews and confidence to keep one foot in ever popular Lois Lane and one foot in her solo explorations.
Fast forward to 2016 and the time was ripe for her to record new songs which evolved from dreams and passion to a live recording studio. “Coool” is the first taste of Monique’s new album and exemplifies everything we expect from a classic summer song – except in this case, it sounds even better in other seasons. It is the epitome of cool.
Monique has never sounded better: “With Lois Lane, I had a responsibility to keep up with contemporary sounds and adapt to current trends. With my solo work, I am more free to be intuitive and fuse my sound with not only disparate genres, but I also enjoy blending melodies and lyrics from the 50’s through to the present”.
Adding more fuel to the “Coool” fire, Monique’s recent friendship with the notorious jazz singer Coco Zhao (China) blossomed into a duet (“Coool” – the Chinese version), which was released in the fall of 2016.