by Thomas Bedward August 19, 2022
A wonderfully talented duo with a penchant for crafting gorgeous alternative anthems, The Two Spirits is the musical moniker of sister duo Savannah and Gracie Barker. From the creative heart of Dallas, Georgia, the sisters have become an enjoyable source of new-age pop that speaks to the heart and seamlessly crosses styles.
After making their mark with their acclaimed album ‘Full Circle’ last year, Savannah and Gracie have been firmly on our musical radar, and today, we thought it was about time we got to know them a little bit better.
Wonderful to have you both here, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Let’s take things back to the start, where did you first start making music?
“We formed the band in 2017 but have always written and played music in our at-home music room. We have done it for fun, just recording and doing what we love.”
Your sound has been described as everything from pop-rock to new-age country and blues, but how would you describe your sound?
“Our sound is unique and different on every track. We have dabbled in every genre, which is evident in our music. Our music is like Georgia’s weather, if you don’t like, go to the next track.”
Do you have a set of influences that have helped define things for you so far?
“We are influenced by the songwriters who tell stories through their music. From Green Day to Carrie Underwood, we have taken inspiration to form our own sound.”
Since its release, the album has become a quiet sensation. Can you tell us a little more about it?
“Well, ‘Full Circle’ touches every high and low one may experience throughout life, and if played on repeat, will explain the cycles we go through. The album starts with upbeat and motivating tracks such as Joker, and ends with a slow and reflective track, ‘Bleed’.”
When it comes to an album like ‘Full Circle’, do you have a set songwriting process?
“It’s different for every song. Sometimes it is a five-minute process and sometimes we do not revisit a song for 5 years. Sometimes the music comes before the lyrics, and sometimes it’s the other way around. We take inspiration from everyday struggles and successes and hope others can relate to our lyrics as much as we do.”
What’s the most important thing for you when you’re writing a song?
“Is it something that evokes emotion in the singer, or listener? Is it truthful and relatable? These are the most important things we consider when writing a song.”
What’s next for you both now the album is out?
“We are currently working on our second album as an independent artist. It will have the same vibes as the first, but more evolved. While both members of the band are studying for school, we are hopeful for a tour with the upcoming studio album.”
A few final questions before you go, what has been your greatest moment as an artist so far?
“We have been recognized in many music blogs and a magazine, and our track ‘Joker’ had made it to #69 on the UK Rock chart on iTunes. Our cover of ‘Hallelujah’ made New Music Friday on Spotify on its release. We got to perform our song ‘Crossroads’ with the jam band at the Rock Hall of Fame. These were all motivating events as an up-and-coming artist.”
Is there anything you would like to say to our audience?
“We hope you find our music relatable and inspiring, for listeners and other artists. We also hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy making it. Thank you.”
Available now on all major platforms, ‘Full Circle’ is a captivating and consistently intriguing listen filled with heartfelt songs that are wonderfully fresh and always genuine. You can stream the new album above and make sure you lend your support to the band through their social media pages below.
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