Listen to Adult Mom's Momentary Lapse Of Happily
“I survive because I have died.” With lyrics like this, it is clear that Adult Mom's debut full-length record, Momentary Lapse Of Happily, confronts a tangled web of difficult issues; Steph Knipe sings about understanding their own identity, queer struggles in relationships with partners and parents, and healing from abusive relationship and growing into a more confident self. Following up from the more light-hearted tracks on 2014's Sometimes Bad Happens, Momentary Lapse Of Happily is a developed and fully realised album exploring the highs and lows of navigating a life. Despite how easily Adult Mom could have stayed a very solitary project, originally started by Knipe in their bedroom, this album manages to shows the importance of solidarity and friendship in the process of healing. Friends are referred to by name on tracks such as Be Your Own 3AM, and the laughter of bandmates fills the last seconds of several songs. Even Knipe's highly personal lyrics which give the album a deeply personal and intimate charm with specific observations about quotidian occurrences (Success is a finding a seat on a crowded subway and not getting lipstick on my apple when I take a bite) are written in a way that makes them feel universal too. Knipe is overcoming their own struggles, but there is a comfort for the listener, someone who might also need to hear the words “It's ok to feel doubt, but just know you're gonna find a way out”.
You can listen to Momentary Lapse Of Happily here.