Minnesota is the new moniker of veteran singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman, who has had a prolific solo career since his 1986 debut, This Father’s Day. Minnesota’s Are You There is one of Himmelman’s most intimate albums to date and his first collaborative effort in over 25 years. A number of musicians contributed to the album, but Himmelman’s principal artistic partner on Are You There was filmmaker David Hollander.
The two travelled to Himmelman’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minn. to record what Himmelman describes as more of a “theatrical experience” than a “collection of songs.”
“Minnesota represents the whole experience,” Hollander said. “It’s not a Peter Himmelman solo album, or ‘A Film by David Hollander’; it’s a larger collaboration, well beyond the two of us. We pushed each other out of our comfort zones and into new territory.”
Are You There won’t be released until Nov. 6, but we have the entire album available for your listening pleasure below.