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.
And now I'll leave you with the charming The Dutchess and the Duke and 'Strangers' (the album is available to purchase here)
By Kelsi Smith