Identical twins Nalani and Sarina, originally from the rambunctious state of New Jersey, have strapped on their boots and telekinetically traveled to the bluesy South for their new song "Scattered Girl." The funky soul-pop duo takes us on the messy journey of an absent-minded, emotionally removed, adrenaline driven spirit with no plans to slow down her party-girl ways. The lyrics are so romantically crass that you cant help but walk right along-side Madame "Scattered Girl" in her decidedly impromptu career as a living and breathing centrifuge of chaos. Oh, but the frankness of the lyrics alone couldn't accentuate the gravity of this girl's situation. Nalani and Sarina introduce a dynamic combination of harmonies, theatrical vocal accents, and throw us into bouts of varying legato-staccato-mezzo-piano-forte chords that harshly illustrate just how disheveled our "Scattered Girl" really is.
Its no wonder these two have been accompanied by the likes of Will Lee, Joe Banadio, and Tom "Bones" Malone in past projects, like on their last album Lessons Learned
. The instrumental progression of the piece is just as dynamic as the theatrics in their vocal progression. The picture is painted from the first second of the song. The high pitched bluesy piano shamelessly tap-dances around the bodied strums of the jazzy guitar chords. Think, you've just walking into a hole-in-the-wall bar in Tennessee and are ready to order the first of many whiskey neats. And somewhere about three-quarters into the song, I could swear I hear the "Scattered Girl" herself attempting to plead her case in the form of a sassy and sternly categorical lead-guitar solo. Can we say imaginative grit anyone?
If you want to witness the sheer talent of Nalani and Sarina first-hand, check out their album release show for the up-coming record Scattered World
on Thursday, June 18th at 8pm at The Bitter End
. It's strongly advised that if you happen to be in this rambunctious city during that time, to drop in and see these exceedingly talented singer-songwriters.