Folk sister act Lily & Madeleine drew comparisons to fellow ethereal flower crowning duet First Aid Kit with their debut EP “The Weight of the Globe” and the 2014 followup, “Fumes, from Sufjan Stevens‘ Asthmatic Kitty Records. The (then) teenagers, Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz, toured the world, released a couple of videos and were able to make waves, making fans out of cool girl pubs like Rookie Magazine and ELLE.
Now the Indianapolis natives are back with a third album “Keep It Together” out Friday from New West Records and a subsequent tour. We grabbed them at home before they hit the road.
Are there any noticeable differences in “Keep It Together” from “Fumes”?
Madeleine Jurkiewicz: It’s our for project with New West [Records] in Nashville and the writing process was different for us this time around. Instead of collaborating on everything, we separated and wrote in different places. That was new for us and means listeners can tell our individual styles. Like, this is more of a Madeleine track or this is more of a Lily song.
How can you tell the difference between a Lily track or a Madeleine track?
Lily Jurkiewicz: Well, a Madeline track is a little more of a narrative and more dramatic lyrically, and Lily is a single stream of thought and a little more direct.
MJ: We don’t consciously write that way.
LJ: And it’s not like she can write like me. It’s just how it usually works out.