Living The Way We Like It is Lucy
Lehmann's first release. By day she is a novelist, so it's only natural that she upholds the country-music tradition of story songs, even penning a reply (track 3: 'Dolly, Dolly, Dolly') to Dolly Parton's classic 'Jolene'.
This seven-song CD is about gut-string finger-picking, harmonies by her cousin Brooke McInerney, a mandolin track by Nic Dalton and pedal steel by Melbourne's Paul Rigby; it's about repressed American men who give prolonged, erotic hugs (track 1: 'Long American Hugs"), and "Endless pots of weak tea/ A porno from '93/ Whatever makes you think of me" (track 7: 'Beer And Cigarettes'). File Lucy Lehmann somewhere between the angelic and the gutter.
Lucy also plays the gut-string, back-up singing and co-writing songs in Nic Dalton and his Gloomchasers.