The Cedar Sisters
‘Wait’ is the first video from London, Canada electro-folk duo The Cedar Sisters. It was released to YouTube on August 11.
The band is comprised of Elle Hermansen and Jane Carmichael. Here’s what they have to say about the video:
“It was really fun as well as challenging filming this video because in order to have it in slow motion we had to sing our parts 3x faster than the original. Many takes resulted in us breaking out into laughter!” – Jane Carmichael
“It was lovely working with Danny Dunlop on ‘Wait’. He captured the vibe and intention of the song and made it feel very ethereal and enchanting.”
Jane Carmichael and Elle Hermansen met when both were brought in as backup singers for a local rock band. The two songwriters felt an instant personal and musical connection,
and soon after began writing together.
Carmichael and Hermansen are sisters in spirit, if not in fact.
They share remarkably similar stories, both on and off the stage. Both were involved in pop bands that “almost”
got signed, both released solo albums after those bands fell apart, both have endured ups and downs in the music business, and both suffer from endometriosis. They even have the same
It’s no surprise, then, that they sing so beautifully together.
The Cedar Sisters have used their similarities and their differences to create a sound that they affectionately refer to as “electro-folk pop” – the perfect marriage of Carmichael’s folk sensibility and Hermansen’s electronic vibe.
Their music is haunting , atmospheric, and emotionally intense. It also has a distinct 80s pop overtone inspired by artists like Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, First Aid Kit, and the Traveling Wilburys.
The Cedar Sisters released their first single, “Wait”, in May of 2017. It’s a dark and moving track about a dying relationship. Like all of their songs, it’s also a deeply honest expression of
personal experience. They are currently writing and recording more new songs with the goal of releasing their debut EP later this year.
The Cedar Sisters name invokes native spirituality. Cedar is used in many native ceremonies and is known as a strong and fragrant wood. For Carmichael and Hermansen, the name suggests
mystery and magic, and speaks to their shared faith in the power of music.
Spirit. Strength. Song.
For The Cedar Sisters, the inspiration for an exciting new musical venture!