On this episode of LIVE: Front & Center, WiMN family member Myki Angeline talks with WiMN family members Charlotte and Sarah of the Command Sisters!
This interview was a mix of professional questions and girl talk as the three re-connect for the first time since the 2021 She Rocks Awards back in January – online, anyway. Charlotte and Sarah are an intrinsic part of the Women’s International Music Network and the She Rocks Awards since 2014 as performers, and Sarah took home an SRA in 2017.
Charlotte and Sarah reside in Canada; Sarah is in Alberta while Charlotte is in Toronto. The real life sisters have always been joined at the hip, until the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown. They released a series of songs and videos that were recorded before COVID like “I Like It“, “Feel Good”, “Lonely Lullaby“, and a Christmas original “Steal Your Heart“. The video for “I Can Do What I Want To” was filmed at home entirely on their iPhones.
The two share with the WiMN what their journey as sisters and artists has been like since March 2020, how they were able to maintain a sense of sanity, increase creativity, and what they have in store for the rest of the year. FYI – the three of us made a vow that when things are back to social gathering, it’s tattoos and Disneyland time!
About Command Sisters
Highlighting high fashion heat and even hotter hooks, Command Sisters exert this effect on tape, on stage, and everywhere else for that matter. The sisterly duo—Charlotte and Sarah Command—turn life’s ups and downs into eloquent and entrancing alternative underpinned by live instrumentation and bold production. From music to fashion, the Toronto band make a statement with everything they do. “We are a yin and yang, my sister and I. Both literally and figuratively; Charlotte’s hair is usually black, and mine is blonde or white. Our look reflects our synergy; the songs that Charlotte writes partnered with the instrumentation I bring. This is our identity.” Embedding themselves in the Toronto scene during 2016, they honed a combination of killer songcraft, social media savvy, and IDGAF fashion, attracting a growing following on both sides of the border. Along the way, they inked a deal with 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada.
The two immediately hit the studio and focused on crafting a scorching signature sonic style influenced by everyone from The 1975 to Alanis Morissette, Hall & Oates to Lenny Kravitz. The sisters introduce this style on their debut single “I Can Do What I Want To,” recorded in LA with Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, Weezer, Blink 182, Neon Trees). The title says it all – this song is about empowerment, standing up for yourself and pure freedom.
The lyrics seem to echo the sentiment we’re all feeling during this pandemic. “I am breaking free, you can’t control me.” Pair the hard-hitting rhythms with screaming guitar lead and you’ve got a pre-quarantine song primed for the quarantined listener. With their debut release and upcoming touring, Command Sisters’ are on track to complete their mission and move listeners in the process. “We’re two sisters who love making music,” Charlotte leaves off. “I want listeners to see that. We pour our hearts and souls into this. Hopefully, it makes you feel something.”