Who knew that when singer-songwriter duo Lily & Madeleine published their first YouTube video last year, their performance would gain over 300,000 views. The sisters are only teenagers, after all.
But listen to the soulful maturity with which they sing, and you’d swear these young women have been recording for years. It’s no wonder that just one year later the two are releasing a gorgeous full-length album—out just today (10/29) on Asthmatic Kitty Records—and are well on their way to taking the music world by storm.
Despite their adolescence, the duo—that is, Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz, ages 16 and 19 respectively—perform with a wisdom beyond their young years. Madeleine’s folkier, almost angelic voice in tandem with Lily’s edgier, more sultry tones yield harmony which could only so seamlessly come from two artists who’ve known each other their whole lives. The result is an effortlessly congruent sound marked by striking simplicity, delicate instrumentation—and raw talent.
Since releasing their first EP Weight of the Globe in 2012, Lily & Madeleine have been busy producing music for their premiere LP. We’re pleased to announce the debut of their self-titled album today, via our friends at Asthmatic Kitty Records. The album features 12 stunning tracks, including the single “Devil We Know” and “Come to Me,” the music video for which has already attracted more than 200,000 views since its debut two weeks ago.
Lucky for you, we’re giving away a copy of the album, along with a signed poster and an assortment of other hand-selected goodies. Charming, right? We wouldn’t expect anything else from these enchanting young women.
Enter to win by telling us your favorite musical duo. (My vote is for Holly Laessig and Jesse Wolfe of Lucius, who also recently released their debut LP.) We’ll choose one winner for the prize pack—with a North American mailing address—one week from today, November 5.