lanae schlessman

“I Still Do” – Joshua and Lanae Schlessman on CD Speak Up!

“Five years, two children later and a lot of life in between, I am putting my heart to paper and letting it peek into the open air once again. These years have been good and sweet and tragic and broken all at the same time. I lost one of my dearest friends and one of my greatest champions very suddenly and far too soon, my momma. The painful end to my label career gave my spirit much needed space to breathe and time to re-collect my heart and passions. The hiatus of one career marked the beginning of a new one in motherhood. It is special and dear and my heart will never be the same…in the most wonderful way.

Death and life…. Loss and gain… Still hope and dreams begin to rise from tears to create…to dance unashamed and fearless….embracing the mess until it breaks into beauty…

So here it is, a reluctant attempt to find my voice in the calm rolling wake of life’s hurricane….” – Lanaé​

Lanaé’s haunting, ethereal voice has been heard in multiple mediums: TV shows, film, and at Christmas time, her evergreen arrangement of “Carol of the Bells” is played on radio stations all over the country. Her moving, translucent lyrics layered over sounds that are interesting, yet accessible have landed her on stages all over the world from Denmark to the United States and many cities in between, playing festival stages in front of thousands all the way down to intimate songwriter nights.

Her husband Josh has stood by her this whole time. He has been involved in the music industry himself for 15 years, holding various roles at record labels and artist management companies. However, it wasn’t until Lanaé’s most recent, self-titled, EP that the two of them had a chance to work together.  Lanaé’s new song, I Still Do gives a glimpse into their relationship and why working together on this new EP is their best season together yet. Living in Tennessee with their two children, the two of them will be celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary next year.

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