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ARTICLE NATALIE EVANS-HARDING

PHOTOGRAPHY BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY

STYLIST JODIE BARNES

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Makeup Florrie White for NUDE skincare (D+V Management)  Hair Karin Bigler for Sebastian (D+V Management)  Manicure Shardae Green for OPI  Digital technician Dave Imms  Photo assistants Edd Horder and James Donovan  Fashion assistants Manuel Estevez and Polly Butler  Makeup assistant Nelson Catarino  Hair assistant Declan Sheils  Production Chantelle-Shakila Tiagi (REP Limited)  retouching provision  Location Spring Studios, London  Special thanks Hannah Holland

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PHOTOGRAPHY benjamin alexander huseby
FASHION JODIE BARNES
TEXT NATALIE EVANS-HARDING



It was YouTube that kicked off twins Elektra and Miranda’s career as the act Say Lou Lou. “We had no ambitions to do this,” they say, almost apologetically. “With our parents as musicians, it was too obvious. We didn’t want to feel trapped to go down that route.” So they both pursued academia, aspiring to immerse themselves in social anthropology, but still practiced and recorded together in the evenings. One day they put a video online and were bombarded with views and messages of appreciation. So what is it that so many fans tap into? “We make dreamy landscapes with pop lyrics,” a niche for which they’ve now started their own label, A Deux. And with Say Lou Lou, you get the whole package—the twins are as much concerned with their wistful visuals as they are the soft, melancholic sound.  “Longing and yearning and desperation have always been themes,” they explain. “We grew up traveling between Australia and Sweden, after our parents divorced. We were always upset and missing one part of our lives. We were very dramatic little kids, and movies remain a real source to us in terms of lyrics. Not script lines, but the mood. When we create our music, we start with situations and scenes—like watching Bertolucci’s The Dreamers or listening to the Drive soundtrack.” The influence of living between Sweden and Sydney infiltrates in other ways too: “Stockholm gave us the pop sound, the melodies, and the intricate layering of old-school electronic music, but we really love organic and natural sound and production too, which comes from Australia.” 

EXTRA CREDITS

Makeup Florrie White for NUDE skincare (D+V Management)  Hair Karin Bigler for Sebastian (D+V Management)  Manicure Shardae Green for OPI  Digital technician Dave Imms  Photo assistants Edd Horder and James Donovan  Fashion assistants Manuel Estevez and Polly Butler  Makeup assistant Nelson Catarino  Hair assistant Declan Sheils  Production Chantelle-Shakila Tiagi (REP Limited)  retouching provision  Location Spring Studios, London  Special thanks Hannah Holland

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THE VIDEO: #THATPOWER BY WILL.I.AM FEAT JUSTIN BIEBER THE VIDEO: IFHY BY TYLER THE CREATOR THE VMIX: JESSE MARCO SEOUL CALIBER
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