Many people are roll their eyes at the idea of musical comedy, yet just like Weird Al, Lahna Turner pulls it off marvelously with her latest album Limeade.
A play-on-words regarding Beyonce’s Lemonade, Turner turns personal tragedy into hilarity with songs like, New D*ck, Symbiotic and Condom, which is accompanied by a visual music album that shows the divorced mother of two dealing with the Five Stages of Grief after her split with comedian Ralphie May. The video for F**ed His Best Friend alone is whimsically steamy.
At first listen (if you don’t pay attention to the lyrics) Limeade is a melodic album that you would play on a late night drive down the coast, but once you pay attention to the words, you will have to pull the car over to keep from crashing because you are laughing so hard. Turner could easily put out a mainstream folk/adult contemporary album with emotionally charged lyrics but chose to continue on with her comedic path by allowing her audience to laugh in the face of tragedy.
Even the album cover finds the blend of humor and sadness, which gives you a glimpse into what the petite funny lady has lived through for nearly the past 15 plus years.
Turner has been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, Netflix, VH1, CMT, and truTV, as well as making her big screen debut in the award-winning indie film Teacher Of The Year.
Limeade is now available on iTunes for download.