Brothers and Sisters

26 May

Abigail and Lily Chapin, AKA The Chapin Sisters (daughters of folk icon Tom Chapin), are known for their rich folk-pop ballads and pitch perfect harmonies. So it comes to no surprise that their latest project is an album entirely devoted to covers of The Everly Brothers who also known for their lush lullabies. The star track, and first single, “Crying in the Rain” is a prime example of this match made in musical heaven.

Covers are always a tricky act to juggle. Artists should aim to add something new to the song, but also maintain the integrity of the original. Here we have a modern act looking to capture the sound of the 60’s, while bringing a fresh flavor. And the Chapin Sisters succeed.

“Crying in the Rain” is undeniably a sad song, yet The Chapin Sisters, who have a slightly lower register than The Everly Brothers,” accomplish making it even more melancholy. The pacing of the song is slightly slower giving it a drawn out feeling of emptiness, but much of the same instrumentation in the original is intact.

This is a song that clearly stands the test of time and could easily pass for a retro sounding folk tune from today, thanks to The Chapin Sisters.

Discography: Lake Bottom (2008), Two (2010), A Date With The Everly Brothers (2013)

Official Website: http://www.thechapinsisters.com

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