Lily & Madeleine have announced a new album called Keep It Together and shared the lead track, "Hourglass".
The album was recorded in Bloomington, Indiana, with producer Paul Mahern, and is the duo's third LP in as many years - quite a feat given their ages: 18 and 21.
Of the record, Madeleine says, “Working with a closer knit team of just four ladies helped tighten our sound and unify each track into a complete collection. The title of the album is a lyric from the first track ‘Not Gonna,’ which Lily wrote. This simple phrase has a lot of meaning to us: keep your shit together, keep our relationship as sisters together, pressure to keep our image a certain way as young ladies.”
Lily adds: “Along with reflecting on the personal bonds that Madeleine and I both have, I also really wanted to focus more on the bigger picture and write about the experience of being a white woman in America and a college age kid in the 21st century. As I attempt to further discover who I am as an individual, the way society wants me to define myself is becoming clearer. It seems to me that young people are the same everywhere: regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic class. All young adults are in the same boat, trying to figure out what makes us individuals and trying to find our value in society.”
Keep It Together follows Fumes, and is out 26 February on New West.
Watch the Laurel Cohen-directed video for "Hourglass" below.