We had the good fortune of connecting with Meghan and caitlin Foley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meghan and caitlin, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
The idea that you always have to be working in order to be successful. While it is super important to put a lot of energy into your passions, burnout is a real thing. We have learned over time that sometimes we need to take a few days away from working on music. Turning a passion into a job can often make it lose some of its magic and we believe it’s important to give yourself grace. Life can be hard and nobody benefits from being overworked! This has been especially hard to remind ourselves during periods of writers block and it’s something we are constantly working on accepting!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One of the biggest things that set us apart is that we are sisters! Because we are sisters we are super connected which really helps our writing. One of the things that we are the most proud of is the evolution of our writing. As we have grown older we have finally found our sound and style. It took a lot of trial and error for us to find our place in this industry but we are super proud of our journey. Getting to where we are today took a lot of confidence and hard work. This is a really hard industry to break into, especially for female artists, and we have gotten more “no’s” then “yes’s”. We are lucky to have each other because it can be very discouraging to be constantly turned down and ignored. Being consistent and never giving up is the reason we have gotten as far as we have. It definitely hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it. We overcome every obstacle by reminding ourselves that music is subjective and at the end of the day, we always have each other. Our music is a form of release for us so whenever we face difficulties we remind ourselves of why we started writing in the first place. One important lesson that we learned was that not everyone is going to like you. This is an important life lesson, but especially in regards to music because it is subjective. There will be people who do not like us or our music for no reason. It’s important to not dwell on those people and instead keep going. We want the world to know that our brand represents vulnerability and honesty. All of the songs we write are reflections of our true feelings and we hope that people can listen and feel less alone. Life can be really hard and lonely but the human experience is often very similar. Our main goal is to write songs that mean something to people who feel like they have nothing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We have so many favorite places! We love to hike so we would definitely recommend going to the Griffith observatory and then hiking to the Hollywood sign from there. We also love the Arts District! There are tons of cool murals and shops to visit and the New Girl building is there! As for food Ebaes and Taco Zone (the little taco stand near USC) are our favorite! Sadly our favorite bar Casey’s shut down but in a pre-Covid world that is the best place for drinks, games, and dancing! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
We would love to give a shoutout to our former producer and current stage mom Sam Hawksley! He is one of our favorite humans and he helped shape us into the artists that we are today. We will forever cherish the time that we spent recording our first EP with him in Nashville. Not only is he an incredible musician and producer, but a great friend. We love you Sam!
Tatum Lenberg and Zofia Mowle