Sparks fly in the story of “Montana,” a secret crush from Helena Li

Helena Li is a Toronto-based singer and songwriter whose musical journey started in Beijing in the 90s, years before she moved to Canada in her late teens. After spending some time in the music industry as a professional, Helena made the bold decision to embark on her dream path as a recording artist, and break boundaries for artists with Asian immigrant backgrounds in North America and beyond — a dream which has come to fruition with her debut single, “Montana.”

To craft her unique, story-driven brand of pop, Helena draws inspiration from Western pop legends including Ali Tamposi, Marina and The Diamonds, Ava Max, Sia, and Florence + The Machine, infusing the synthesis with a unique blend of Eastern elements. 

“Montana” is written about Helena’s unrequited crush – a pharmacist where Helena frequently picked up her prescriptions. Helena went back to China for some time, and when she went back to the pharmacy years later, the pharmacist was gone. She never even knew her name, so she called her Montana.