Kristine Leschper writes comforting songs about discomfort
Mothers originated five years ago while singer and multi-instrumentalist Kristine Leschper attended art school in Athens, Georgia. While finishing up her studies, Leschper began writing the songs that would eventually find their way onto Mothers' 2016 debut, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired.
In a high-pitched, warbly, hiccup-prone voice reminiscent of Angel Olsen, Leschper explores the awkwardness inherent in a corporeal existence. “I hate my body/I love your taste,” she sings on “Too Small For Eyes,” and she echoes the theme on “It Hurts Until It Doesn't”: “I don't like myself when I'm awake.”
Mothers nurtures the softer, quieter side of Leschper on record, but in a live setting the band has been known to make a racket, so don't expect a set of lullabies for Flyover Fest.