We spoke to the French duo, Sisterhood Project, about their song “Human“, which serves as an introduction to their new EP ‘Brotherhood’.
Your new song, “Human”, has just been released. What is the story behind the song and how did you create/write it?
Initially it’s a love letter. Then we wanted to make the subject more universal and imagined that this poem could be a declaration of peace, a simple message of tolerance. The song came to us within a breath, with just a piano and a voice. For the anecdote, the acoustic version of “Human” was recorded in one-take, the musical equivalent of a ‘sequence shot’ in movies. We wanted it to be as close to the right emotion as possible. It was recorded at La Maison des artistes, Chamonix, on a grand piano that belongs to Andre Manoukian.
If you had to describe your sound, how would you do so? Furthermore, what artists (or other sources) do you cite as influences?
We think “Human” fits in the Trip-Hop category. Also because there is a big piano voice part, you could say it’s a text song too. Particularly on this track we imbibed the structure of ‘Me & Your Mama’ by Childish Gambino. For the arrangements we like to draw on the world of composers like Philippe Glass or Max Richter, the cinematographic world in general.
What have been band highlights so far? And what is on your bucket list that you’d want to achieve? The recording of this album was wonderful, we were in a beautiful studio in front of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in France. Today we want to make an album that is more electro, more urban and still as feminist. We took advantage of the second quarantine to start writing and producing it. We can’t talk about it just now, but we can tell you there will be at least 1 song that’s about Bees. We also want to work on a more original staging for Live which will only fit on our 4 shoulders.
If you could be the main support for any living artist, who would that be for and why?
Roger Waters – Pink Floyd for life and for both of us!
(Doo): I would be delighted to be the music composer/sound designer in David Lynch’s films, to be asked to compose the next James Bond Opening soundtrack (and Mary would sing it), or to make the next soundtrack of a AAA Fantasy/SF Video Game.
What artists have you been listening to? Additionally, who should others be listening to?
Nick Cave, for the depth of his lyrics; Nina Simone for the groove; Sevdaliza to realize that madness can be magnificent; Dead Can Dance to remember that we are elements of nature; Gorillaz for the dynamics; Timber Timbre for the trip; Pink Floyd for the journey; Tricky for the beats; Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn for the spirituality; and Goran Bregovic for the chants.