The Secret Sisters released their highly anticipated new album ‘Saturn Return' today February 28th 2020 on New West Records. The sister duo join forces yet again with Brandi Carlie and twins Tim & Phil Hanseroth.
The 10 track album is the sister’s recent ventures in life. From fertility struggles, balancing motherhood and work, to losing both grandmothers, the duo yet again captivates listeners with their lilac like harmonies and stories. The album opens up with bewildering harmonies of “Sliver” that soon builds up to a fusion of southern sounds. “Late Bloomer”, finds both sisters tackling their own experience with fertility. The song holds a beautiful message, “It doesn’t matter when you bloom It matters that you do” in reassurance, it’s ok to be different and not the same. “Hand Over My Heart” an intimate piece, wrapped around the sound of 70’s rock n roll synthesiser. As, “Nowhere Baby” is a tune for all the working mamas out there and on the road, trying to balance time between work and raising babies. While “Hold you Dear” a dedication from a mama to her baby. The album was recorded at Carlile’s home studio in Washington state, All songs are written by sister’s Laura and Lydia Rogers and features the real-life sisters singing individually for the first time instead of relying solely on their trademark harmonies—something Carlile challenged them to do. Carlile comments, “It’s really uniquely unified and harmonious when they’re in tandem and very tumultuous and deep when they’re not in tandem and I think for a brief, beautiful moment on this album we caught The Secret Sisters not in tandem for the first time.” She continues, “To be a harbinger for their honesty in these songs and to watch them work together to see the tension was one of the greatest gifts of my career because those are two very powerful people in a very interesting point in their lives.” ABOUT THE SECRET SISTERS: Originally from Muscle Shoals, AL, The Secret Sisters have released three acclaimed full-length albums since debuting in 2010 including their most recent, 2017’s You Don’t Own Me Anymore, which was produced by Carlile and the Hanseroth twins and received a nomination for Best Folk Album at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. European tour dates below:
June 10--Bury St. Edmunds, U.K.--The Apex June 11--Bury, U.K.--The Met June 13--Gateshead, U.K.--Sage Gateshead June 14--Sheffield, U.K.--Firth Hall June 16--Leeds U.K.--Brudenell Social Club June 17--Milton Keynes, U.K.--The Stables June 18--London, U.K.--Union Chapel June 19--Bristol, U.K.--St. George’s June 21--Tunbridge Wells, U.K.--Black Deer Festival
June 24--Paris, France--Les Etoiles June 25--Lier, Belgium--L’Avenir Site June 26--Amsterdam, Netherlands--Paradiso June 27—Rotterdam, Netherlands—Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival August 27—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks