Andra Liemandt was looking to fill a particular void in music — one that targets parents over the age of 30.
So she formed the rock group The Mrs. with four other women in their 30s and 40s. “We write music and sing about topics that we all can relate to — about the real challenges and triumphs in our lives as moms, as wives, as friends,” Andra told The Huffington Post.
The Austin, TX based band recently debuted their first single, “Enough,” which urges women to embrace themselves for who they are.
“I can’t tell you the number of music industry people who have said ‘I like your music, but you are too old to get radio airplay,'” Andra shared. So she set out to prove them wrong!
Most of the band members have children, ranging in age from 6 to 13, and the women are excited to promote a positive message to their kids.
The group is also working under the mentorship of Kathy Valentine of the Go-Gos, who has been a huge inspiration to them. She even wrote one of their songs!
When brainstorming their first single, Andra added, “We realized that we needed to change our own critical inner voices — say ENOUGH — and start seeing ourselves as other people see us — as worthy, beautiful women, inside and out.”
Listen to the band’s single, “Enough,” below!