This Swedish sister act is giving folk music a modern and mainstream edge. Klara and Johanna Söderberg offer listeners a bittersweet mix of lyrics and melody, like on the title song off the duo's first U.S.-recorded album, The Lion's Roar. The mysterious video has both an earthy and ethereal feel backed by truly enchanting harmonies. What makes these siblings stand out is an additional admiration for American country music. On the tribute track, “Emmylou,” Klara and Johanna reference greats like Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris.
It was actually a YouTube cover of â��Tiger Mountain Peasant Songâ�� by Seattle folk artists Fleet Foxes the sisters posted as teenagers that really gained notoriety. The video led to Klara and Johanna performing alongside the band on tour, and helped First Aid Kit secure a record deal in 2008 with The Knife's Rabid Records. Now signed to Wichita Recordings, the duo's momentum just keeps building. The sisters worked with Jack White at his Nashville studio, and have been impressing audiences at various music festivals. Music is truly a family affair with the pairâ��s father even playing bass on the groupâ��s latest release. We absolutely love the unique, redefined folk-meets-country vibe the sisters have cultivated.
Take the time to watch First Aid Kit's magical music video for "The Lion's Roar"�� below and then head over to I AM THAT GIRL's YouTube channel. While you'��re there, don't forget to tune into our Music Mondays playlist, which is updated every week.
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