Command Sisters’ “I Can Do What I Want To”

Command Sisters

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.

Watch the video for “Can Do What I Want To” below and follow the Command Sisters on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and visit their website for more about them.

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