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DEF LEPPARD’s RICK ALLEN Guests On New Single From His Wife LAUREN MONROE, ‘If You Want’

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen is featured on “If You Need”, the brand new single from his spouse, singer, songwriter, and therapeutic artist Lauren Monroe. The observe, which was co-produced by Monroe with the famend Jim Scott, will seem on her third album, “Messages From Aphrodite”.

With its old-school Americana groove and splash of Southern soul, “If You Need” would slide seamlessly right into a Seventies playlist that includes FLEETWOOD MAC, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt. The music embodies Monroe‘s messages of positivity, love, and therapeutic by means of music. “In each second we’ve a option to stay in love or in worry. To stay in love or anger, in love or fear. In each second we’ve the chance to decide on love time and again,” she says. “I imagine that love isn’t just a sense, it’s a place, a house, a sanctuary of hope and that means, however provided that you select it.”

Music and therapeutic have at all times been a focus in Monroe‘s life. By efficiency, storytelling, and artwork, she creates an intimate expertise for her audiences, exhibiting them how music can impression therapeutic and development. Earlier this yr, she and Allen performed some intimate East Coast membership dates throughout which additionally they displayed their mixed-media artwork, which was then auctioned on-line to learn Raven Drum Basis, a corporation they based with the mission to serve, educate and empower veterans coping with PTSD and fight trauma, individuals in disaster and different at-risk people.

The title of the brand new album, “Messages From Aphrodite”, references the traditional Greek goddess of affection in its myriad points, and signifies the emotional expanse of Monroe‘s songs, to which she brings a rarefied diploma of perception and compassion, enabling her to nimbly plumb the depths and scale the heights of the human situation in her songwriting. Producer Jim Scott, who’s labored with greater than his share of legends over time, bears witness to Monroe‘s alchemy. “Lauren is a particular artist,” he asserts. “She’s tuned in to the non secular workings of the guts and the magical nature of the universe. She’s an empath, a healer, a trainer, visible artist, producer and songwriter; I additionally assume she’s a time traveler. Her songs information, direct and uplift and are sonically lovely.”

The songs are enlivened by Scott‘s deft sonic sculpting of song-serving performances from musical luminaries equivalent to guitarists Greg Leisz (Ok.D. Lang, Matthew Candy, Invoice Frisell),Tyler Bryant (Larkin Poe, TYLER BRYANT AND THE SHAKEDOWN),Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam),Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams) and David Garza (Fiona Apple, WATKINS FAMILY HOUR); bassists Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon),Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Fiona Apple) and Mai Leisz (David Crosby),keyboardist John Ginty (Neal Casal, THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND); and backing vocalist Tammi Brown (Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones). Along with Allen, THE HEARTBREAKERSSteve Ferrone and younger dynamo Beth Goodfellow (IRON AND WINE, Allison Russell) anchor the proceedings from behind their drumkits.

Monroe will likely be dropping a string of singles and movies in anticipation of “Messages From Aphrodite”, and touring surrounding the discharge. She’ll subsequent seem on Might 23 in Nashville, Tennessee at The Lounge at Metropolis Vineyard. Fall dates will likely be introduced quickly.

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