Avidya and the Kleshas
is a Brooklyn band led by their frontwoman/songwriter Stephanie Carlin. She told us: "'Mother and God' started as a homage to women who are in destructive relationships with narcissists, but when I chose Avidya And The Kleshas as our band name and mission it evolved into a reflection of ignorance (the definition of 'Avidya'). It helped me forgive my own ignorance, and be patient with the ignorance of those I love. We all have our own warped process of working through our stuff and it's not my place to try and "fix" others. I wrote the tune in 20 minutes after being forced to end a terribly sour relationship. I had poured a lot of energy and nurturance into him – maybe too much."