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|Today, Indianapolis-based folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine share a re-imagined version of their fan-favorite meditative track “Come to Me” out everywhere now. Plus, the pair will hit the road this summer with stops in Indiana, South Haven, MI, and Nashville, TN and tickets are on sale now via lilandmad.com. Later this year, the pair is poised to share new music and much more information to come.|
Originally released in 2013, “Come to Me” has over 50 million streams across platforms and has become an all-time fan favorite. Ten years later, Lily & Madeleine have teamed up with longtime friend and creative partner Shannon Hayden to put their growth and evolution as artists and as people on full display. On this new version, producer and multi-instrumentalist Hayden combined folk elements of acoustic guitar and shimmering mandolin with edgy ambient electric guitar, distorted cello, and 80s-inspired synth to create a track that reflects the darker imagery of the song’s new lyrics. Madeleine explains, “The original version of ‘Come to Me’ presents a promise: if everything falls apart, will you come to me? This new reimagined version revisits that promise after all this time, saying: I’ve been with you through it all and I’ll be with you forever.”
Folk-pop sisters Lily & Madeleine Jurkiewicz were born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and began songwriting at ages 15 and 17 respectively. Their debut, self-titled album arrived in 2013 and their second full-length album came out in 2014, both via Asthmatic Kitty Records. In 2016, the band shared their third album Keep It Together, and the following year toured with acclaimed folk musicians John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, and Carlene Carter. Plus, the duo have had their music featured on fan favorite TV shows like Parenthood, Pretty Little Liars, and on the official soundtrack of the film Promising Young Woman. The pair’s celebrated fourth album Canterbury Girls was released in 2019 via New West Records and solidified the band as a promising folk band to watch.
With an NPR Tiny Desk and a CBS News appearance under their belts, and 210K+ Spotify monthly listeners alone, the pair have earned fans far and wide and show no signs of slowing down. NPR raved, “Their music — a restrained, homespun mix of folk and pop with undeniably sweet harmonies — certainly ranks among the loveliest we’ve heard.” Billboard described their 2019 album Canterbury Girls as “Cinematic, swirling, joyous.” On their 2019 track “Analog Love,” Refinery29 praised the pair’s voices together, writing, “Their harmonies are of an otherworldly sort that can only come when people have a connection that goes far beyond one the develops from standing in proximity to each other in the studio.” The New York Times echoed that sentiment, writing, “The thing that flags them as extraordinary is their sibling vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed.” The band has fans in plenty more notable tastemakers including LA’s KCRW, WXPN’s World Live Cafe, Under the Radar, American Songwriter and more.
Now in 2023, Lily & Madeleine are ready to re-introduce themselves and expand their lush sonic world as they enter an all-new chapter. With a more refined sound and subject matter that cuts deeper than ever before, the pair is gearing up to share more later this year. See the duo live this summer beginning with a hometown show on May 30 in Indianapolis, IN supporting Jess Williamson. The band will then stop in Bloomington, IN on June 1 and move to South Haven, MI on July 15, concluding in Nashville, TN on July 18. See a full list of dates and venues below and grab tickets now at lilandmad.com.
The stirring re-imagined version of longtime fan favorite “Come to Me” is out everywhere now. Don’t miss the duo live this summer in select cities with tickets on sale now. Connect with the folk-pop duo on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube and stay tuned for much more to come.
|Lily & Madeleine Bio|
Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz create candid music with deep emotional and personal resonance. Born and raised in Indiana, the sisters came from a music-loving family and explored their individual musical tastes in adolescence. They began their own songwriting journey in 2012 at the age of 15 and 17 respectively. They have released four full-length albums: Lily & Madeleine (2013) and Fumes (2014) on Asthmatic Kitty Records, and Keep It Together (2016) and Canterbury Girls (2019) on New West Records. Lily & Madeleine’s music has chronicled their coming-of-age as modern women and artists, and the sisters’ early folk-pop sound has evolved, with a mature rock edge and their trademark “blood harmony” at the core. Inspired by alternative artists such as Feist, Beck, Lykke Li, and others, Lily & Madeleine are poised to share new music with a new sound later this year.