Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschpe. A self-taught songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Leschper's earliest musical influences span a great swath of early aughts rock and folk. Over the course of 2014, Leschper played solo shows that earned her local acclaim. She recruited musicians from local bands in order to reach her true musical vision. The new group quickly recorded their debut full-length at Chase Park Transduction in Athens.