Lily & Madeleine ‘Can’t Help the Way I Feel’ Premiere: ‘We Talk to Each Other Through Songwriting’


The sister duo's new LP, 'Canterbury Girls,' arrives Feb. 22.

Music has lengthy been recognized to be therapeutic for artists, serving to to offer a path to insights about themselves that in any other case may by no means be traveled.

Similarly, listeners can crystalize truths by way of music.

Sometimes, artists can communicate to different artists by way of their creations. And, when the act experiencing that connection is a sister duo, an already deep bond might be fortified even additional.

For pop/people/Americana twosome, and sisters, Lily & Madeleine, music has assisted communication that's generally elusive even within the deepest of relationships.

"Lily and I are so related emotionally, and we've shared so many experiences, that each time she'll carry me a track, I just about all the time know what it's about. Or, I can relate very viscerally," says Madeleine (the elder of the pair by two years; the sisters' shared final title: Jurkiewicz).

"I feel we discover out issues about one another. I feel we speak to one another by way of songwriting," Lily says.

Referencing a track from the duo's fourth LP, Canterbury Girls, due Feb. 22 on New West Records, Lily says, "Something that I instructed Madeleine in 'Self Care' was that she has all the time been into bubble baths and face masks, and taking time for your self, and he or she was in a very horrible relationship two years in the past, after I wrote the track.

"So, I used to be attempting to inform her that one of the best factor she might do was separate herself from that boyfriend and give attention to herself. And she completed the track when she was nonetheless relationship him and had no concept what I used to be speaking about. But, then, she figured it out."

"I knew deep down what I wanted to do," Madeleine says. "But that was a warning from Lily, and I completed it, in some way."

"Through a track, despite the fact that it's me writing, there's some type of a separation you can create," Lily muses. "It's a safer place to speak about issues."

Canterbury Girls follows Lily & Madeleine's 2013 eponymous set, 2014's Fumes and 2016's Keep It Together, all of which reached the highest 15 on Billboard's Americana/Folk Albums chart.

The new effort is known as after Canterbury Park in Indianapolis, the place the duo grew up. Explains Lily of the title's which means, "When I used to be, like, between 12 and 14, I used to spend so much of time there, simply excited about who I needed to be, as a girl, as an artist, and as an individual."

The duo's first two LPs current a reasonably pure people sound, mixing plaintive ballads and jangly uptempo tracks, whereas Keep It Together expanded to deeper pop manufacturing, a mode additional explored on the brand new album. Helping helm the most recent part of the tandem's evolution: co-producers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, who co-produced Kacey Musgraves' Grammy-nominated 2018 album Golden Hour.

"We obtained with them proper in time, as a result of they're going to be in such excessive demand," says Lily with a chuckle.

"We began out writing with them in Nashville," provides Madeleine, and the partnership grew to manufacturing for the brand new album. "It labored out so nicely: the 2 guys and the 2 women within the studio, with a very proficient engineer. It was form of easy."

Beyond "Self Care," highlights of Canterbury Girls embody the cinematic "Pachinko Song," the swirling "Supernatural Sadness" and the joyous, Motown-reminiscent "Can't Help the Way I Feel," which Billboard is premiering solely.

"We have been clapping alongside within the studio," Madeleine remembers of recording "Feel," a track that Tashian conceptualized. "A '60s feminine group is undeniably cool, so I hope we are able to pull that off in our music."

On Feb. 18, 4 days forward of the discharge of Canterbury Girls, Lily & Madeleine will start a February-March tour, together with dates at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn; Deluxe at Old National Centre in Indianapolis; and Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Also through the run: a showcase on the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, in March.

Says Madeleine of the brand new set and the way she and Lily count on its songs to translate to reside exhibits, "It's extra much like the types we take heed to day-to-day. Also, we needed to create one thing model new for ourselves and one thing that our followers hadn't heard earlier than."

"I feel people music is, at its core, about simplicity; easy, peaceable, uncomplicated magnificence, so I feel it was the simplest style for us to fall into after we began out," Lily says. "But, pop is extra sophisticated, from a manufacturing standpoint, so it's enjoyable to problem ourselves and change it up."