So those of you who know my musical taste I'm sure already appreciate that I like my music a little dirty, with a little grit, and if it's folksy, even better. The juxtaposition of the grit with the folk affects my sensibilities in a spine tingly way.
The Dutchess and the Duke combines these two effortlessly, not only that but they have story's to tell. 'Strangers' is one of these story's….evocative, almost film noir-esque, prose sets the scene, a lovers spat…or perhaps the coming to an understanding between two lovers. I see it as the latter, the realisation that maybe we're not as different as we thought we once were. A beautiful and sometimes scary revelation.
The songs are mostly autobiographical penned by this guy/gal duo who have been friends since they were teenagers, the village voice has a great interview with them right here.
Moving swiftly on from the deep thought process involved in understanding an artists lyrics, what would you wear whilst listening to such a song? Femininity with a little added quirkiness, mixed prints and cute accessories with a definitive vintage vibe.
The kind of outfit to go make friends in, or understand the one's you have better.
Dress – Mod Cloth – $107.99, Bow Headband – Holly Rae Online – $8, Heart Locket – Stylesmith – $35, Skimmers – Urban Outfitters – $98, Tooled Purse – Gasoline Rainbow – $15
And now I'll leave you with the charming The Dutchess and the Duke and 'Strangers' (the album is available to purchase here)
Strangers – The Dutchess and the Duke
By Kelsi Smith