“Monster” by Lola Kirke

Actress and musician Lola Kirke released her new song “Monster” today, accompanied by a new video shot in Tokyo. “Monster” reflects Kirke’s open and empathetic songwriting.

Lola Kirke on “Monster”

“I wrote ‘Monster’ while I was watching someone I love struggle with self love and care, but in the process of writing it, I realized that I hadn’t exactly mastered the delicate balance of those things either. So instead of the message being like ‘I can help you ’cause I know what you should do,’ it became ‘I’m not sure I can’t help you but I’m like you too.'”

“Monster” was shot in Tokyo while Kirke was on location shooting her Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle and directed by Elizabeth Koe, also a writer on the show.


At sixteen, Lola Kirke discovered Gram Parsons and the Cosmic American genre he defined. In spite of being a New Yorker by the way of London, Kirke felt a strong connection to his country-rock sound. “For whatever reason, I thought I could resolve all my problems by just becoming him.”

Born to a musical family (her father is Simon Kirke, drummer of Bad Company and Free, and her sister is singer-songwriter Domino Kirke), Lola embarked on her own musical journey with her four-track EP released in 2016.

Tracked live to tape in East Los Angeles and produced by frequent collaborator Wyndham Garnett (Elvis Perkins in Dearland, WYNDHAM) her forthcoming debut LP asserts her as part of the artistic tradition she holds so dear: delivering her own heart, laid bare for someone else to hear as theirs. “It’s a really personal record about basically everything I though about in 2017 – time, family, loss, social injustice, sex, drinking, longing-essentially everything I’d talk about with a close friend for 40 minutes.”

Lola Kirke
Live Dates

6/05: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
6/07: Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
6/08: Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
6/09: Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
6/11: recordBar – Kansas City, MO
6/12: The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
6/13: The High Watt – Nashville, TN
6/15: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
6/18: The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
6/19: The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
6/21: Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX
6/22: Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX
6/23: Club Dada – Dallas, TX
6/26: Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
6/27: The Independent – San Francisco, CA
6/29: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
6/30: Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA