The Secret Sisters
Friday 18th June 2021
St Barnabas Church, Cardigan St, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BG
Doors 7.30 pm
Tickets £18 in advance, £20 on the night
The Secret Sisters—Laura and Lydia Rogers—grapple with love and loss on fourth album ‘Saturn Return’. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth, the album represents a new era of The Secret Sisters. For the first time in their ten-year recording career, the Grammy-nominated duo composed all of the songs without any co-writers and sang as individuals in the studio instead of relying solely on close harmony singing. Songs range from “Cabin,” a powerful anthem written in the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, to “Hold You Dear,” a tender ballad about new motherhood.
“As we age, we face obstacles that are beyond our control. Some forces are internal: insecurity, anxiety, and fears. Some are external: the loss of loved ones, an unjust system and the fragility of time. Yet the mark of maturity is how you respond when you realize you’re not in control. Where do you find your resilience?
This album is a reflection of us coming to terms with how to find our power in the face of an unfair world. These songs lead listeners past “where happy man searches, to a place only mad women know.” We question our purpose, our relationships, and our faith. Trading the fears of our youth for the dread that rages within us as mature women.
With ‘Saturn Returns’, our hope is that women can feel less alone in their journey through the modern world. We need each other more than we ever have; the less competition and the more inclusiveness and understanding, the better. We are southern women in the 21st century, convicted by our beliefs”.