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side stage with coldplay

In celebration of FIX YOU coming out on Friday, we thought we’d share a couple pics of when we saw Coldplay in England in 2012. We were singing backup for Kelly Clarkson and so Kelly & Coldplay were both a part of The Capital Summertime Radio Ball: a giant, 80,000 person show with a ton of different artists who all play 4 or 5 songs. Coldplay was right before Kelly and so we got to stand on stage during their set. Insert happiest version of Kate you’ll ever see. She literally was glued to the side of the stage and smiling like a weirdo THE ENTIRE SET. It was the coolest to be side-stage and see the crowd react...as well as get an upclose view of the Coldplay dudes doing their thing. THEY ARE THE BEST.

So, here are a few pics...please note Kate's giant, HAPPY, over-the-top face. 

The view from side stage. LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE.

The view from side stage. LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE.

Guy, Chris, Jonny....{Will not pictured}...all rocking it. 

Guy, Chris, Jonny....{Will not pictured}...all rocking it. 

Have you ever seen Kate's smile this large? 

Have you ever seen Kate's smile this large? 

And just for funsies...here's one of us singing with Kelly right after Coldplay! Such awesome memories. 

And just for funsies...here's one of us singing with Kelly right after Coldplay! Such awesome memories. 

Don't forget. FIX YOU on FRIDAY (August 11th) on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you buy/stream music. xo j&k 

 

 

New Albums in 2015 (#31DaysofBlogging)

As today we put out a brand NEW album...LULLABIES....today’s blogging train takes us to a different album we released this year, ELEVEN.

Flashback with us for a moment if you will:

It’s 2005. We are still just starting out as “Jill and Kate” and we are driving across the country for one reason or another. (Can’t remember exactly why, but it likely involved us playing really awkward open mics at venues with names like “Uncle Buck’s Rock & Roll Grill” or “The Fat Bean Coffeehouse.”) *True*

Anyways. We stop in NYC to see a friend of ours who worked at a big record label there. She gives us a huge stack of CD’s to listen to on our road trip. Some were older bands with new records and some were brand new bands. So we work our way through the stack...and about the 3rd CD we pop in, we hear this band that we begin to FLIP OUT OVER.

“Everyone knows I’m in over my head, over my head….with 8 seconds left in overtime, she’s on your mind, she’s on your mind….”

REPEAT. REPEAT. REPEAT.

The band was called The Fray and they were about to explode. And little ol’ J&K over here were their new biggest fans. We wore that album OUT for the rest of that year.

Now Flash Forward with us...to 2012.

We are singing backup for Kelly Clarkson and we find out that the summer tour is going to be a co-headlining tour with...THE FRAY. We were so stoked. Their music had been the soundtrack to so many of our long drives from city to city in our silver minivan playing our little hearts out across this country over the last 7 years.

So we toured with The Fray all summer and got to know the guys in the band really well. They were as super as we’d hoped they would be.

When we got off the road, we continued to hang out with Dave Welsh (the ridiculously talented guitar player in The Fray) and his hilarious wife Emily in Nashville. He produced some re-mixes of some of our songs from Heart Of Stone and we started talking about making some new music together. Enter our album: ELEVEN.

So, back to current day….

On February 17 of this year, we released our album ELEVEN which was produced by Dave Welsh of The Fray. And Ben Wysocki, drummer in The Fray, played drums on it. We were so stoked for you guys to hear this album. It was different for us. More pop. More production. Songs that we wrote that reflected on our 11 years of working together. An album that was produced by someone who we were a fan of 10 years before. Crazy.

We put this album out in the midst of a strange time. We didn’t get to promote it as much as we would’ve liked. We were waiting to see what was going to happen with the reality show.

ELEVEN was recorded in our 11th year of working together. We have journeyed through a lot in those 11 years and we had no idea what was about to come in year 12….more on that as #31DaysOfBlogging continues….

{Side note}: DREAM BIG, guys. Don’t limit your dreams and goals. Who would’ve thought in 2005 when we were just hearing about this new band, The Fray, that several years later, one of them would be producing OUR album? It’s crazy.
Same with us singing with Kelly. Who would’ve thought that when we were rockin’ out to SUBG with the rest of the world in our cars, we’d be singing that WITH her every night on stage for 6 years? Don’t ever forget that you can dream big and expect GREAT things. Life is one huge opportunity. 
Much love.....j&k