Meet the Command Sisters, Toronto’s red-obsessed indie rock duo, and their first major single, “Can Do What I Want To” is a powerchord-laden epiphany.
The track is a battle cry, powered by Charlotte Command’s sweet, soaring vocals, and Sarah Command’s awesome riffs. Mixed with a killer beat, and one of the best made-at-home music videos that I’ve seen to date, “Can Do What I Want To” makes a big first impression for their major label debut.
“This song sounds like a breakup song, but really it’s a love song to yourself and a ‘middle finger’ to anybody who tells you who to be, what you should believe in or who you should become.”
I’ve been following the Command Sisters for a few years, and they are a force to be reckoned with. The colour red also pops up a lot in their feed, and there’s a story behind that too.
“It started with red,” Sarah said. “I wanted a color that would symbolize the power of our last name, ‘Command.’ Along with love and heartbreak, red resembles boldness. I needed that.”
“For the majority of my life, I wasn’t a very confident person. Then, we embraced black-and-white, because we are a yin and yang, my sister and I. Our look reflects our synergy; the songs that Charlotte writes partnered with the instrumentation I bring. This is our identity.”
“I’m inspired by songwriting that tells a story and resonates on a deeper level,” Charlotte said. “I want to display emotion in brutally honest lyrics and disruptive production on a sonic level. A twist of our two loves: alternative and anthemic music.”
“I Can Do What I Want To” was produced by Tim Pagnotta, best known for his work with Walk The Moon, Weezer, Blink 182, Neon Trees, and Elle King.
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