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SkyeChristy play what they call “spooky canyon pop” — fitting for a sister duo that mastered their harmonies driving through the iconic Los Angeles hills. Consisting of Sophie Skye Edwards who creates alongside her sister Georgia Christy Edwards, the Los Angeles duo is determined to do everything on their own terms. SkyeChristy penned their latest breakout single “I’m Not Like Alice” and other tracks during the summer of 2020, giving in to what felt right after years of rejecting music as their calling.
While attending performing arts school, a career in music seemed too obvious. Sophie tried her hand at art and Georgia studied cosmetology. “We thought other things were our passions,” says Sophie, “but if we’re being honest, our favourite times were when we were in choir class together and singing.” So, when the pandemic hit, the sisters – in their early 20s — revived their high-school tradition and regularly spent days driving around their city’s iconic hills and highways, practicing their harmonies to California folk-rock classics by Crosby, Stills & Nash, et. al. “We watched this Eagles documentary, and we were like, ‘That’s how we want to do it,’” Georgia says. Sophie adds, “It was a pivotal moment.’”
From that moment in their living room watching the documentary, they began “confidently making music without anyone listening.” That intimacy was clearly felt when, in 2021, they put out their debut single, “Sending Light (For Lucas)” — a ballad mourning the death of a dear friend. This was what solidified to the siblings that SkyeChristy was ready to let the world in. While continuing to write and record, the sister duo gigged hard around Los Angeles, playing cafes and dive bars to strengthen their bond as performers and enrich their vision as creators. Where they landed: a future that — apart from that mix of classic and new — is intentionally ambiguous, leaving room for wherever the music takes them. “I can’t say that our sound is going in a certain direction because I never know. It really depends on where the lyrics are taking it,” says Sophie. “When we’re together, we’re one voice,” Georgia adds.
Their voice will be reflected in their forthcoming debut project set for release in 2023. As they continue to create together, the sister duo agrees collaborating with a sibling to be the most effective way to write a song. “There’s no bullshit. If you don’t like something, you say it.” As SkyeChristy prepare to follow their muse to more fans and bigger stages, there is one thing that’s certain: nothing quite matches the power of a sisterly bond.
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