Coming off of a three-year hiatus during her transition into matrescense, singer-songwriter Andriana Lehr is slowly making a return to performance life.
Now the proud mother of two young sons, she’s found a new perspective on life, love, loss, and the intolerable impermanence of it all. With a diverse repertoire of original songs that span the spectrum from dark to light, serious to saucy, there’s a little something for everyone. Regardless of tone, Lehr maintains an undercurrent of persistent existential exploration of the inimitable experience of human life.
Before disappearing into the temporary abyss of new motherhood, Lehr released two full length albums, Try to be True (2013) and Artifacts (2016). In the years since her last release, she’s been busy writing between and post-pregnancies, inspired by the sometimes quirky prompts of various songwriting challenges.
“It’s been an incredible exercise both intellectually and artistically. It’s been helpful in working through writers’ block and developing the skill of songwriting vs. my prior method of just essentially sitting around waiting for the phantoms of inspiration to appear.”
With all the new fodder from the songwriting challenges, it’s safe to say you should be on the lookout for a new album from this Twin Cities talent sometime in 2020 or 2021.