The new song from GRAMMY-nominated US duo The Secret Sisters, Hand Over My Heart, is released on 10th Jan ahead of their forthcoming UK tour dates in January and June (below). The third song to be shared from their forthcoming album Saturn Return out Feb 28th 2020 – produced by Brandi Carlile and her frequent collaborators Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth – this follows the release of Cabin and Hold You Dear and will be immediately available to stream and to download for fans who pre-order the album here.
Recorded at Carlile’s home studio in Washington state, Saturn Return includes ten songs written by 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. 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.”
Named after the astrological occurrence that takes place approximately every 29 ½ years, the album heralds the arrival of a new era for Laura and Lydia—both of whom experienced extreme change and transformation during the making of the record. Grappling with the grief of losing both grandmothers, while also both becoming first-time mothers, the sisters reflect on their world view, relationships and own mortality through the album’s ten songs.
Originally from Muscle Shoals in Alabama, 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.
2020 UK TOUR DATES:
January 27 — Glasgow — Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections (w. Milk Carton Kids)
January 28/29 — London — AmericanaFest UK Showcase Festival
June 10 —Bury St. Edmunds — The Apex
June 11 —Bury — The Met
June 13 —Gateshead — Sage Gateshead
June 14 —Sheffield — Firth Hall
June 16 —Leeds — Brudenell Social Club
June 17 —Milton Keynes — The Stables
June 18 —London — Union Chapel
June 19 —Bristol — St. George’s
June 21 —Tunbridge Wells — Black Deer Festival