As far as my taste in music goes, very rarely do I happen upon an artist whose sound immediately sees me downloading their entire album.
Well, “rarely” certainly doesn’t mean “never”. Late last week I stumbled upon Miranda and Elektra Kilbey, the twin sister duo behind Say Lou Lou. Within seconds of sampling their melancholic narrative “Julian”, I was hooked. Cue me purchasing their debut album, Lucid Dreaming, while simultaneously praising the heavens for the fact that I had an iTunes gift card on hand. I spent the rest of the night curled up with my headphones,
scrolling through Tumblr dozing off to the sound Say Lou Lou’s Studio 54-ready pop rhythm.
It’s been several days since that first encounter, and I’ve still got Lucid Dreaming on replay. (Thus far, I’m partial to the tracks “Glitter,” “Angels (Above Me),” and “Beloved”.) But music isn’t the only thing that’s got me intrigued by the Kilbey sisters; the duo also has personal style to boot. Or, more accurately, personal style to platform: with their wispy bangs and penchant for high-waisted trousers, they epitomize late-‘70s glam. Their potential as fashion favorites has not gone unnoticed: Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller hired them to DJ her Paris Fashion Week fête last fall, and the pair also starred in Gucci’s pre-fall 2014 campaign video. Will we perhaps be seeing more of their enviable style sitting front row come Fashion Week? One could only hope.
Oh, and another album might be nice, too.
The talent doesn’t end in the recording booth: Say Lou Lou also creates incredible music videos. Watch their latest here.