On this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Charlotte and Sarah Command of The Command Sisters! The ladies talk about how social media has helped them reach music lovers and fans, while also honing their business skills in promoting their art and themselves. We break down the process of songwriting for the sisters, who each bring their own special skill to their songs. We also explore what keeps them motivated to push through and create through pandemic and the ups and downs of waiting for concerts and live performances to bounce back. I loved chatting with these ladies!
If they stepped out of a frame from a Quentin Tarantino flick, no one would question it...and yes, “Command" is their real name.
Highlighting high fashion heat and even hotter hooks, Command Sisters exert this effect on tape, on stage, and everywhere else for that matter. The sisterly duo—Charlotte and Sarah Command—turn life’s ups and downs into eloquent and entrancing alternative underpinned by live instrumentation and bold production. From music to fashion, the Toronto band make a statement with everything they do. “We are a yin and yang, my sister and I. Both literally and figuratively; Charlotte’s hair is usually black, and mine is blonde or white. Our look reflects our synergy; the songs that Charlotte writes partnered with the instrumentation I bring. This is our identity.”
Embedding themselves in the Toronto scene during 2016, they honed a combination of killer songcraft, social media savvy, and IDGAF fashion, attracting a growing following on both sides of the border. Along the way, they inked a deal with 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada. The two immediately hit the studio and focused on crafting a scorching signature sonic style influenced by everyone from The 1975 to Alanis Morissette, Hall & Oates to Lenny Kravitz. The sisters introduce this style on their debut single “I Can Do What I Want To,” recorded in LA with Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Weezer, Blink 182, Neon Trees). The title says it all – this song is about empowerment, standing up for yourself and pure freedom. The lyrics seem to echo the sentiment we’re all feeling during this pandemic. “I am breaking free, you can’t control me.” Pair the hard-hitting rhythms with screaming guitar lead and you’ve got a pre-quarantine song primed for the quarantined listener.
With their debut release and upcoming touring, Command Sisters’ are on track to complete their mission and move listeners in the process. “We’re two sisters who love making music,” Charlotte leaves off. “I want listeners to see that. We pour our hearts and souls into this. Hopefully, it makes you feel something.”