Canadian singer-songwriter Lindsay Kay creates music that is “ethereal, melancholy, and dabbles in unreality while keeping gracefully attached to this world,” says New Sick Music. On October 5, 2018, the Berklee College of Music graduate released her debut, full-length album For the Feminine, by the Feminine – an 8 song meditation on themes of femininity and womanhood, written and produced by Kay herself. The album was made from top to bottom by an entirely female-identifying team – something Kay felt was absolutely essential for the songs to be performed authentically and vulnerably. Every role, from studio musicians to engineers to album artwork design to mastering to PR, was filled by a woman, and uplifting women within the arts and the music industry specifically is something Kay is incredibly passionate about. The album explores themes of seeking faith, the ways in which women make themselves small to make space for the male counterparts, toxic masculinity, the reclaiming of the power in femininity, consent, and more.
In 2019, Lindsay won an Independent Music Award for her rendition of “Lush Life,” and her self-art-directed music video for her song “Too” is an award-winner and official selection in many renowned film festivals, including the Calcutta International Film Festival, Open World Toronto Film Festival, ARFF Barcelona International Awards, Feel The Reel Film Festival, the Oscar-qualifying Cleveland Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Bellingham Music Festival, Pentedatillo Film Festival, and several more.
For the Feminine, by the Feminine has been called “a manifesto of solidarity and inclusion,” by No Depression and “a record that gives comfort in hearing one’s own experiences mirrored back, and there is solace in knowing we are not alone in our pain and restlessness,” by For Folk’s Sake. Kay has performed all over the world and has been an artist in residence at JIWAR Creation and Society in Barcelona, The Banff Creative Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada, and La Porte Peinte Artist Colony in Burgundy, France. Kay is passionate about the marriage of visuals to music and mixing media, and is known to create elaborate stage design and costuming and to include elements of choreography and fashion into her live performances. Frequently compared to artists like Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, Bjork, and Feist, Kay’s music affecting and undeniably timely.