The Sweet Lillies Announce New Studio Album Equality

Article Contributed by Leah Concialdi | Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

String-Americana group The Sweet Lillies have officially revealed the details for their fourth studio album, Equality, set for release on Friday, June 2nd via Americana Vibes. Their new single “Words,” an upbeat composition with bebop influence is available now; HERE to listen, download or stream. The song is accompanied by a music video that showcases their experience in the studio with cuts from the recording sessions at Mighty Fine Productions in their hometown of Denver, CO. Watch the video HERE.

“The song ‘Words’ is about overcoming uncertainty and self-doubt.  In this song, I question the use of language and its implications.  Asking when it is best to speak up and when it is best to be an observer, what is the result of those choices? Self-exploration and self-discovery as it relates to our words is the nature of this piece,” says violist Becca Bisque.

Equality is an intrepid collection of songs that represents the current and evolved sound of the band. The Lillies’ are comprised of stellar musicians Julie Gussaroff (Upright Bass, Vocals, Guitar & Mandolin), Becca Bisque (Viola, Vocals & Percussion), Dustin Rohleder (Guitar & Vocals), and Jones Maynard (Drums & Percussion). Produced by GRAMMY-award winner Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters, the instrumentation is primarily what you will hear at a live show with the exception of Pandolfi on banjo for a few select tracks, Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident on keys and Jason Hann from  The String Cheese Incident on additional drums.

“Every band that makes meaningful music over a long career will go through concentrated moments of evolution where most aspects of their sound and vision take a huge leap forward, seemingly in a moment's time. Equality, the excellent new album from the Lillies, is a coming of age for this up-and-coming band. From hip-hop-inspired writing to an expansive new sound featuring guest Jason Hann from The String Cheese Incident on drums, this record makes a powerful statement that will surely catch the attention of new ears. Becca, Julie and Dustin all brought their A-game, laying down emotive, compelling live tracks in the studio, exceeding expectations at every turn. It was an honor to produce Equality and I can't wait to see where it takes The Sweet Lillies,” remarks Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters on producing the album.

Each song is a unique composition that blends into the concept of the album which is Equality. Social Justice, self-exploration, and evolution of the spirit are the guiding feelings of this new record. Pre-order the vinyl, CD & exclusive merchandise at Americana Vibes HERE.

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