Two years after the release of their EP Simple Life, their official transition as a country duo, Megan & Liz have re-entered the scene. On March 11th their new EP DEUX dropped and it quickly topped the country charts landing them at #4.
If you have't been following these two, they paved their own way in the music industry, starting out as YouTubers. They posted weekly videos filmed in their Mom's kitchen in their Michigan home, mostly covers while occasionally uploading original songs they wrote themselves. Flash forward a few years and they've released several EP's, grown an incredible fan base via their active use of social media, and, despite their label being dissolved, these two have consistently been at the forefront of their career. They promote their work, they write the lyrics, they interact with the fans and have done so since the very beginning.
DEUX showcases both their raw talent and their innate ability for songwriting. On this 7 track EP, Megan & Liz give us a taste of being a 20 something: falling in and out of love, growing up and figuring out where you belong. This EP is filled with a various sounds, feelings and glimpses of moments we go through in our own lives. It's been two years, the girls are now 23, and their songwriting has developed and grown right along with them. They live on their own, they're working towards a career to support themselves and they're experiencing adult relationships.
Drive reveals when you reach a point in a relationship where you acknowledge your needs and the needs of the other person and make the point of taking a step back. Sometimes a late night drive to nowhere is the solution for a clear mindset. It's a bouncy track that will have you dancing in the drivers seat.
Big Kids also known as the new anthem for young adults everywhere, is the epitome of the struggle of being an adult. Being surrounded by friends who seem to have their lives together, in their careers and relationships, can seem daunting. Big Kids is a positive reminder that no one has it figured it out,
And here's to you if you're somewhere in between
You don't know where you are, but you're right where you should be
It's very much a song of solidarity for the souls that feel lost and unfit to be considered an "adult."
White T-Shirt even at 23, the hopeless romantic ideal is still very much alive in these twins songwriting. It's about the simplicity of a relationship, being with one person and wanting nothing more but them by your side for the rest of your life. Nothing but your life with them matters.
He's Not Him that moment when you realize a relationship you once were so wrapped up in is no longer a part of you is the freeing feeling this song encapsulates. You remember the little things about it and him that never seemed to be enough but it doesn't matter anymore because it's done and you've happily moved on.
That Ghost which has an eerie tone, describes the fear of being haunted by who you once were in a relationship. It's the uncertainty and doubt of falling for someone new and karma coming back around to settle the playing field.
I hear the voices, I hear them talking in my head
All the things we said
And maybe I'm losing it (maybe I'm losing it)
I'm awake and I'm in bed with him (I'm awake and I'm in bed with him )
He's everywhere I go
Just a Name the defining moment when you come to the conclusion that someone who meant the world to you no longer has a hold on you. They are a piece in your past and hearing their name or running into them no longer affects you. You have officially moved on.
Home Is You the song defines the connection between these sisters. Their bond like no other set to music and lyrics is the most personal song on the EP.
The tone of DEUX is a happy one carrying the message of the freedom of letting go, the art of growing up, the fear of the unknown and the comfort of familiarity. No one said you're 20's were an easy road, but Megan & Liz never fail to remind us that we're not alone.
Never forget the essence of your spark!