Analee here with my DJ pick of the week from The Watson Twins. “Hustle and Shake” is the new single and first preview of their forthcoming album DUO.
The Watson Twins recently announced DUO, their latest full length and sixth studio album. This batch of songs comes with a new approach finding the sisters co-writing all the material for the first time and singing all parts together, creating one singular voice. Working with their longtime collaborator and producer Russ Pollard (Everest/Sebadoh), the album feels like a dynamic new chapter for the twins.
Raised in Louisville, Kentucky identical twin sisters, Chandra and Leigh Watson, have always blended musical genres to tell their story. The twins moved to the thriving music scene of Silver Lake, Los Angeles in the early 2000’s and then relocated to Nashville five years ago that they began to focus on the power of their signature harmonies.
“The backdrop of Nashville inspired a new directions for us. We’d always written songs separately but we wanted to focus on our strength as a duo,”Leigh says. Those signature harmonies (reminiscent of their contribution to Jenny Lewis’ Rabbit Fur Coat) are truly the beating heart of this new collection of songs. Together, the twins’ voices create a landscape of sound that feels totally modern while always nodding to the past.
Listen to “Hustle and Shake” below and let us know what you think! Pre-order DUO here.