Enchanting Duo Lily and Madeleine Open Up About The Creative Process
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02, 2016

  • Posted by: David Pitz

Last week we introduced you to the sweet-as-can-be sounds of Indianapolis duo, Lily and Madeleine. In our studio, the three songs they gifted us with were delicate in make-up: two familial voices, bonded by time and experience, and a piano.



The duo just released their new record Keep It Together, which was released last week via New West Records. On tape, those harmonies and moving melodies get backed with a little more instrumental firepower, though the results are just as hypnotic as the stripped down session the two sisters did for our cameras.

In addition to playing a few tunes, Lily and Madeleine also took the time to tell us a little bit about their approach to writing the songs that inhabit Keep It Together. It's clear their music serves a personal, emotional outlet. For example, one song they played for us in the session was a love song written for a man Madeleine broke up with in the middle of the recording process. "[Writing] helps to explain situations in our life in a way that's a little mysterious," she told us. "If we write about a friend of ours or something, he or she may never know what the song is truly about. But it's helpful to just get it out there". Unfortunately for her, she kind of told us who the song was meant for, but hopefully he's not watching.

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