Siblings. Can’t live with ’em, can’t gang up on your parents without ’em. Matthew and Jill Barber have spent the better part of the last dozen years taking on the music biz individually, releasing 14 albums between them in pursuit of successful solo careers.
Matthew Barber & Jill Barber are about to release their first collective record, The Family Album, blending their voices, songwriting, and memories together on one album. Matthew brings two new songs to the table, Jill brings three, and together they’ve chosen six covers of “personal significance, relevant to the album’s themes of loyalty, time, memories and, of course, family, or, simply for how much fun they were to sing.”
“Comes A Time”, their lush cover of Neil Young’s classic closes the album in fine style, and is streaming below. The Barbers say their decisions on what songs to cover came down to what “…just felt most right for the overall feel of the album. They ended up all being from the 60’s and 70’s. I think it’s fair to say we were trying to tap into a little bit of the magic of the North American folk and country records of that time.” The Family Album is out April 1 on Outside Music.Tags: Matthew Barber & Jill Barber