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FIX YOU ON FRIDAY.

Happy Monday!

We hope you guys have been enjoying our latest #ACOUSTICCOVER sessions that we’ve been releasing. The next one we are releasing THIS FRIDAY--AUGUST 11 and it is one of our favorite songs EVER.

Let’s review. Our theme for this batch of acoustic covers has been “THROWBACKS.” Because, well, why not? Older songs allow us to really put our own spin on classics that everyone knows. Girls Just Want To Have Fun was our first release. Leaving On A Jet Plane was our second….

And now, ladies and gents….our next acoustic cover is FIX YOU by COLDPLAY!

Can you handle it? We cannot. There are many reasons why our excitement levels are off the charts... we shall explain.

  • If you know us at all, you know that we are obsessed with Coldplay...and in all actuality I, Kate, am by definition: a super fan. I have seen them live on 3 continents (which all happened sort of by accident) but every time has been the best time of my life. If you haven't seen a live show of theirs...GO RIGHT NOW AND GET TICKETS. The energy and emotion and just overall GOOD TIME is next level.
  • I am 100% positive that someday we will sit at a piano and sing with Chris Martin. Don’t worry….Will, Jonny and Guy will all be there too. It’s going to happen and it’s going to be magical.
  • Let’s talk about the lyrics to this song. They are some of the most simple, yet profound & gut wrenching, emotionally charged lyrics that you hear and immediately identify with.  
When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
High up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
If you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
  • So, we were nervous and excited to take a stab at recording our own version of this song...as with all of our covers they are all LIVE + ONE TAKE. That means when we are recording in the studio if one of us messes up we have to stop and start all over. This is not how recording is typically done. But, we chose to record it this way because we feel there is some sort of magic and rawness and emotion when we do it this way.

Anyway. Mark you iCals and your Day Designers because on Friday you can hear our version of Fix You and we hope you love it and we hope that Chris, Guy, Jonny and Will like it too.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

Love y’all,

Jill and Kate

PS. Here’s the artwork!

 


 

 

 

New T-Shirts!

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We have brand NEW T-shirts in our j&k store! They are super soft & the design has a fun story behind it.

Our friend Emily is a super talented photographer/designer and so we asked her to design a new j&k t-shirt for us. We wanted something simple, yet meaningful and she had this idea. She asked us to scan some of our songwriting journals to her. All of our chicken scratch & crazy notes from writing we scanned & sent to her...

She then took all of those notes and created the ampersand sign with them. So all of the writing in the "&" sign is our handwritten lyrics. If you look closely you can see a few words, arrows pointing to different sections...all of it is our handwriting.

Anyway...we LOVE how these shirts turned out and we hope you like them too! They are all unisex shirts size S-XXL.

Click here to order!

xo

j&k

I Saw The Sign.

So...we like to tell you when we get super excited about something...and we HAD to tell you about our friends' new store. They started hand-making these ADORABLE signs out of repurposed wood...and they are SO FREAKIN' CUTE. They have an Etsy store (Lenny and Jenny Designs) and we wanted to show you some of their super cute pallet signs that they are making. They have even made some with our lyrics on them...ahhh...so cute!

And, this is the super cool thing...you can custom order any word on a sign! Super cute for a babies room or a wedding gift...we just love these!

Since we are SO in love with these signs...if you place an order the rest of the month of July you'll get a free autographed copy of our latest album, Heart of Stone!

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The Story Behind Jill and Kate Jewels

About 2 months ago we asked you, our AMAZING fans, what piece of merchandise you would most likely want to purchase from us.

We were kind of surprised most of you wanted necklaces or jewelry of some sort. So we got thinking. We looked at a few merchandising companies to see what necklaces they could make. We looked at outsourcing a design firm to design a logo for a necklace and we didn't like any of it. Nothing felt or looked like "us." ANd we really wanted to have these items be something we would totally wear & love. So, then we thought about doing it ourselves.

Ta-da...Jill and Kate Jewels was born. The best part of doing it ourselves was that we could make each one unique aka the inner control freak in both of us was SUPER pleased. We could make each one differently. We wanted to make sure we communicated something with each necklace and that there would be a story behind each one.

So each one is handmade, by yours truly j&k. What that means is that we hand stamp each letter or number one by one. Each one has been thought out. Each one is totally unique. No two are alike.

We stamp them. Polish them. Then we put them in these adorable little boxes & get them ready to ship.

We wanted to make them fun, a little vintage/industrial looking & of course super stylish.  We were inspired by everything from our own names, to lyrics and lifes phrases that have stuck with us. The great thing about jewelry with writing on it is that it can be a great visual reminder to us. So a lot of the words that are on the necklaces have been really important in our own daily lives.

Much love,

j&k

 

And PS. Those of you wanting a new t-shirt design...we are working on that too...but don't worry...we are NOT hand making each of them. More news about that coming soon!

JillandKate's New Song on March 17th, 2012-"ONE DAY"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB_OWOW-TsU&feature=youtu.be ONE DAY

I see you You don't look the same I hear you But your voice has changed I wanted to keep you safe But you're stubborn and strong Think you found what you want And you'll never change

One day you might ask me why I can't tell you how I've tried To keep you from running away but you turned your back on me One day I might tell you why Why I couldn't stand beside you Watch you take your own damn life

I'm sorry this is not enough I'm broken by what you call love You wanted to keep me close When it was convenient for you To have someone to use So you weren't alone

(C) jillandkate, 2012.

New Song on October 17, 2010 "Don't Feel A Thing"

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DON'T FEEL A THING

I don't feel a thing, no

I don't feel a thing

All I hear is

My breathing out and my breathing in

 

Oooooh a broken heart

Has broken me

Oooooh a broken heart

Has broken me

It might set me free

Just might set me free

Right now I don't feel

I don’t feel a thing

I don’t feel a thing

 

I don’t feel a thing, I

Used to feel everything

My body numb

The face is painted but the doll undone

 

Oooooh a broken heart

Has broken me

Oooooh a broken heart

Has broken me

It might set me free

Just might set me free

Right now I don't feel

I don’t feel a thing

I don’t feel a thing

 

Do you feel a thing

Do you feel anything

 

Oooooh you’re breaking hearts

You’re breaking me

Oooooh you’re breaking hearts

You’re breaking me

 

Oooooh a broken heart

Has broken me

Oooooh a broken heart

Has broken me

It might set me free

(C) J. PIckering K. Rapier, 2010

New Song on August 17th, 2010--a little late :)

Hey everyone! Here is a verse, chorus and bridge--a preview if you will--of one of our new songs called "Tired of Being Alone."

Love-

-j&k-

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TIRED OF BEING ALONE

I’m gonna put my heart on my sleeve

And wear it til it’s all worn out

Watch everybody throw it around

Then I’ll pick it up right off the ground

I just can’t keep it in anymore

I’m gonna play my favorite song

'Til the words don’t mean a thing

All I hear is melody

Gonna sing out loud, all my life, been such a coward

I just can’t keep it in anymore

I’ve spent all this time in hiding

Left me spinning like a siren

Left me silent like a stone

And I’m so tired of being alone

Love come take me break me now

Love come take me break me now

Love come

Love come

I’ve spent all this time in hiding

Left me spinning like a siren

Left me silent like a stone

And I’m so tired of being alone

(c) 2010 J. Pickering, K. Rapier, R. Williams

New Song on March 17th and some news...

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Sweet Goodbyes

by Krezip

Can't sleep 'cause everything's changing You don't want to leave things behind Can't breathe cause to many things going on going wrong in your life

Tears in your eyes Sweet goodbyes I know how you feel right now Losing dreams you've come to care about I know what you need right now You need to come on home so I can hold you tight Guide you through the night I'll guide you through the night

Wake up the sun's shining bright lets go out of bed into the light Shape up we won't forget still there's lots of love left to hold tight

Tears in your eyes Sweet goodbyes I know how you feel right now Losing dreams you've come to care about I know what you need right now You need to come on home so I can hold you tight Guide you through the night

Everything I love between us will guide us through the night All the things we lost will teach us see the pretty things in life All the places that we've been to The people we relate to All the love that we give in to

Blow the tears from your eyes Sweet goodbyes I know how you feel right now Losing dreams you've come to care about I know what you need right now You need to come on home so I can hold you tight

Oh how days they get away...

Today was one of those days that went so quickly, I can barely remember it. Isn't time weird? Some days can feel like they'll never end and some you wish would last forever.Here is one of my favorite lyrics from our amazing friend and writer, Reva Williams. "Some days don’t go down easy...They stick in the throat...It's not ok that we settle and we seize on...a few shallow breaths before we choke...There’s got to be better..." Anyway, Iove that line. Talk to you tomorrow. -j (&k)

Song on October 17th!

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IF YOU DON'T MEAN WELL

You don't wish me well You wish me heartache and hell You wish me roses that welt into weeds And you don't wish me peace You wish me nights of restless sleep Full of prayers full of words That never get heard

And if you don't mean well Then stay the hell away from me Cause I can't bare to breathe the air you breathe And you don't want me here

You want me struck down by my fears You want me drowning in my tears But I'll never be And I can't stand your face It's full of lies It's full of hate Take back the time that you wasted on me

And if you don't mean well Then stay the hell away from me Cause I can't bare to breathe the air you breathe

(c) J. Pickering, K. Rapier, 2009

New Song on JUNE 17th... "TEXAS"

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Some of you guys have been asking us to play "Texas" so....here it is!

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TEXAS

Everything's bigger

Everything's better

Everything's fine in Texas

So send me a postcard

Write me a letter

Drop me a line

From Texas

Maybe down in Dallas

Or Austin or San Antonio

Texas is the best place you can go

When I'm feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

You know they're the best a girl can get

They're the best a girl can get

And when I'm feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

Cause you know they're the best a girl can get

They're the best a girl can get

And they understand

How to make me smile

How to make me laugh

How to put me back on my feet again

Even when I'm far

I'm feeling their big hearts

Feeling their love no matter where I am

Down from Dallas

And to Austin and San Antonio

Texas is the best place you can go

When I'm feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

You know they're the best a girl can get

They're the best a girl can get

And when I'm feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

Cause you know they're the best a girl can get

They're the best a girl can get

And it's true

Everything's bigger, everything's better

Everything's fine in Texas

You know when I'm feeling low

You know when I'm feeling low

When I'm feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

You know they're the best a girl can get

They're the best a girl can get

And when I'm feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

Cause you know they're the best a girl can get

They're the best a girl can get