LAUREN MONROE to release
with exclusive commentary and behind-the-scenes videos from the recording of the acclaimed album,
January 6, 2023

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On January 6th, 2023, Lauren Monroe will welcome the new year with the release of a special version of her acclaimed album. Messages from Aphrodite (Storyteller Edition) features a track-by-track commentary, offering personal insight into the themes of healing and spirituality woven throughout the record.

“It’s always a priority for me to be able to create things that can give direct access to healing. Storytelling has been a way to share who I am, how healing runs through my music, a way to teach and emotionally connect with my audiences,” Monroe says. “I wanted to create a body of work that included some of the storytelling that audiences hear at our live performances. These stories guide listeners deeper into the intentions of healing, releasing emotions and finding gratitude that is infused into the songwriting.”

In addition to their incredible musical output and visual art, Monroe and her husband, Rock Hall of Famer Rick Allen (legendary drummer of Def Leppard) are the founders of Raven Drum Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to serve, educate, and empower Veterans, first responders, and trauma survivors with a focused effort to prevent suicide through innovative wellness-support programs. Raven Drum contributes to global healing and community through advocacy, storytelling, and the promotion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In early December, they appeared at the Forbes Healthcare Summit in Miami, FL, to continue to spread the word about the power of music and energy healing.

Photo Credit: Grant Kinsey

Co-produced by Monroe and the renowned Jim ScottMessages from Aphrodite features guest appearances from legends such as Greg Leisz (k.d. lang, Matthew Sweet, Bill Frisell), Tyler Bryant (Larkin Poe, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown), Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakam), Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, Nora Jones, Keith Richards, John Mayer) 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). In addition to Allen, the Heartbreakers’ Steve Ferrone and young dynamo Beth Goodfellow (Iron and Wine, Allison Russell) anchor the proceedings from behind their drumkits.

Messages from Aphrodite (Storyteller Edition) will be released on January 6th, 2023.