US sister duo Lily & Madeleine are pleased to share their new single "Analog Love", which is taken from their forthcoming album Canterbury Girls - out on 22 Feb via New West. The album
was recorded in Nashville and produced by Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, the team behind Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour. Although the bulk of the album's songs are burdened by personal angst and the
weight of expectations, "Analog Love" is a sweet romantic plea.
As Lily and Madeleine explain: "We wrote "Analog Love" with our dear friend, songwriter Lucie Silvas. The song is an attempt to capture the feeling of an uncomplicated and reassuring romantic
relationship. Being on tour a lot of the time, nearly all relationships we have become long distance at some point. Communicating over the internet is a great way to continue to share your love, but
after a while, its monotony makes you wish you could just be face to face with the person, communicating without any distractions. In the studio we wanted the song to feel whimsical and nostalgic
with lap steel, acoustic guitar, and soft, tender vocals. We don't write many love songs, but "Analog Love" was written so easily with Lucie, and captures a special feeling of uncomplicated
Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz explore the conventions of 21st century womanhood on the ten-track Canterbury Girls, named after Canterbury Park, located in the duo’s hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The songs were all written or co-written by the sisters, which, despite the album's poppy veneer, boasts some of Lily & Madeline's densest and most intense lyrics to date.
Lily and Madeleine—who are now 21, 23 respectively—moved to New York City in early 2018. And instead of recording Canterbury Girls in Bloomington, Indiana, which is where they recorded their previous
efforts, the pair headed to Nashville to write and work with producers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. To both Lily and Madeleine, Tashian and Fitchuk, who also co-produced Kacey Musgraves' Golden
Hour, were the perfect collaborators to lead them forward.
Using an eclectic playlist of songs as sonic inspirations—soul tunes and waltzes, as well as cuts from Midlake, ABBA and Nancy Wilson—Lily & Madeleine worked quickly, recording Canterbury Girls
in just 10 days. Although Canterbury Girls contains plenty of Lily & Madeleine's usual ornate music, the album also finds the siblings exploring new sonic vistas. As usual, the sisters worked
separately on musical ideas, and then came together to piece together the album's songs, a process that allowed each of their individual styles to shine.
Lily & Madeleine have amassed a supportive global community of fans and peers. They've toured as a headlining act, opened for everyone from Dawes to Rodriguez and in summer 2017, were invited to
be backup singers on John Mellencamp's Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour, on which they harmonized on hits such as "Cherry Bomb" and performed Carter Family songs with opener Carlene Carter.
Unsurprisingly, diving right into making Canterbury Girls also helped the sisters learn a lot about themselves. With this growing self-confidence and musical poise, it's clear that Lily &
Madeleine are positioned for even greater things going forward.