Characteristic: Folks-Pop Twin Duo LULLANAS Shine a Comfortable, Soothing Gentle on Their Debut Album ”Fairly Lies & Time Machines’

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LULLANAS’ softly soothing debut album ‘Fairly Lies & Time Machines’ is a dreamy folk-pop wonderland: A mild big that wraps its listeners in blankets of soul-stirring sound, inviting us to destress whilst we dwell in our depths.
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“fairly lies & time machines” – LULLANAS

It acknowledges the hope, the messiness, and all the opposite feelings in between, and the way at evening our ideas are most alive.

Human connection was prime of thoughts for LULLANAS’ Atisha and Nishita Lulla as they went about writing their debut album.

The dual sisters sought to make a report that each got here from, and spoke to, the center; one which channeled deeply susceptible and really actual emotions right into a comforting, cathartic musical and emotional journey. How do you seize the complexity – the strain and turmoil, the aches and pains of the human expertise, with out overwhelming listeners (and yourselves) within the course of?

The reply feels nearly too easy: By stepping again and taking issues one step at a time. Comfortable, soothing, heat, and wondrous, LULLANAS’ Fairly Lies & Time Machines is a dreamy folk-pop wonderland: A mild big that wraps its listeners in blankets of candy, soul-stirring sound, inviting us to destress whilst we dwell in our depths.

Pretty Lies & Time Machines - LULLANAS
Fairly Lies & Time Machines – LULLANAS
Water is frozen on the home windows ledge
The one within the kitchen with the spider net
The reflection I see is only a shadow of me at greatest
When the lights exit, my ideas get loud
Like a midnight picket protest,
I can’t wrestle them down

So I wait as much as see, what it’s all about
It’s all fairly lies and time machines
It’s all bitter truths and flying issues
It’s what I let go that also holds on to me
It’s all what you mentioned and what it means

Launched June 14, 2024 through Nettwerk Music Group, Fairly Lies & Time Machines is the long-awaited debut studio album from Pennsylvania twin sister duo LULLANAS. Lively since 2016, Atisha and Nishita Lulla’s folk-pop music has been a supply of sunshine, love, and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of listeners all over the world.

“Their model is a mixture of Americana heat, folks eloquence, nation storytelling, and unassuming pop ambition… Whereas Nishita loves nation and extra conventional Nashville songwriting, Atisha finds inspiration in indie folks sounds. Ever since committing to their band, LULLANAS have taken each alternative they’ll get to share their music with the world – from performing in a graveyard, to the produce part at Complete Meals, and extra,” Atwood Journal‘s Nina Schaarschmidt wrote in a 2020 observe premiere, happening to reward the duo’s intimate, emotionally nuanced efficiency.

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LULLANAS © Luda Ronky

A 2023 Atwood Editor’s Decide, LULLANAS have by no means wavered of their objective of crafting shifting musical dreamscapes.

Working along with co-producer Keith Goodwin (Good Outdated Conflict), the Lulla sisters have made an eleven-track album that invitations all to attach a bit deeper – each with ourselves, and with our world.

“This was an album of collaboration! Throughout a time the place we had been all caught inside, we pushed ourselves to succeed in out far and large, working with songwriters near residence and throughout the globe,” LULLANAS’ Atisha Lulla tells Atwood Journal. “Nishita and I had at all times written with simply one another. It was all we ever knew, however what a magical factor got here to be from having one other thoughts within the room (just about). The album is a illustration of relationships, holding onto them, grieving them, letting go, appreciating those who keep and those who depart, and studying increasingly more about ourselves by way of all the things.”

“Our imaginative and prescient for this report was to create a soothing listening expertise,” she explains. “Life itself might be so heavy at instances, so we tried to maintain the music mild however intentional, even when the lyrics weighed on us. We positively stayed true to the unique imaginative and prescient all of us had from the start, however because the album took form, we additionally stepped out of our consolation zone a bit, instrumentation-wise, bringing us even nearer to ‘our sound!’”

“We saved ASMR in thoughts whereas making our album: Soothing sounds, whispery vocals, full phrases pronounced. We needed our listeners to really feel like they had been within the room with us. The phrases are heavy, but it surely doesn’t must really feel that manner.”

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LULLANAS © Luda Ronky

LULLANAS describe their LP as cathartic, empathetic, and emotive.

“This was our first venture the place we had been capable of immerse ourselves in each facet of the inventive course of,” they observe, evaluating its creation course of to that of their previous singles (and their 2020 EP, Earlier than Every little thing Bought Actual). “Beginning with our lyrics, with the assistance of our co-producer (Keith Goodwin), we rigorously constructed the instrumentation round them, including simply sufficient to go with the story – or as we generally name our songs, ‘conversations we by no means had.’ We imagine this report has really helped outline our music identification. Throughout the first few seconds of each observe, we hope listeners will immediately assume, ‘Yup, that is LULLANAS!’”

The album takes its title from the tune of the identical title; for LULLANAS, the notion of Fairly Lies & Time Machines comes filled with layers of uncooked, radiant emotion.

“We actually felt it summed up the burden and the superbly complicated feelings tied to the individuals who come out and in of our lives,” they clarify. “It acknowledges the hope, the messiness, and all the opposite feelings in between, and the way at evening our ideas are essentially the most alive. When individuals ask about our album’s theme, our response will undoubtedly be ‘Fairly Lies and Time Machines.’”

The journey from album opener “butterflies in reverse” to nearer “want you properly” is certainly one of religious enchantment, emotional connection, and musical enlightenment.

Highlights embody the breathtaking, aforementioned title observe, the breathtakingly cinematic “alright,” and the smoldering, seductive reverie “nearsighted.” British singer/songwriter Tommy Ashby collaborates with LULLANAS on two tracks – the brooding, On Surprise-esque “24/7” and the passionate, intimate meditation “press play” – each of which hit arduous and depart a long-lasting mark on the ears and the center.

“Having the ability to work with many artists we admire on the writing and instrumentation entrance was an important expertise,” LULLANAS share. “It was enjoyable to see the musicians on the report take the time to morph into ‘our sound,’ particularly as a result of a lot of them had been from the punk rock realm.”

“On the manufacturing facet of issues, being co-producers for the primary time, the expansion from the beginning of the report to the end line is an indescribable feeling. Having our good pal, mentor, and producer Keith Goodwin to information us, educate us, and have the endurance of a fisherman really took our imaginative and prescient to a different degree.”

Each sisters have their very own favourite lyrics that proceed to resonate with them. Atisha cites the strains, “The crimson flags waving facet to facet, bought too drained so I bleached them white” from “nearsighted” and “let go of what let go of you, just like the timber let the leaves do after on a regular basis it took to bloom” from “butterflies in reverse.” Her sister Nishita provides the strains “on the finish of the day it’s what you do and never say, my intentions had been to bend and to not break, you say I by no means cared, however I baked you a cake” from “want you properly” and “press play, so I can transfer on, have a look at your image, the sensation’s all gone, shade floods into monochrome, and I’m high quality alone” from the tune “press play.”

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LULLANAS © Luda Ronky

LULLANAS’ humanity shines by way of all of those lyrics, because it does all through Fairly Lies & Time Machines.

In the end, this album’s biggest power is the uncooked vulnerability poured into it with tender, loving care. LULLANAS got down to join on a deeper degree, and so they have undeniably achieved all that, and an entire lot extra – making this debut album a powerful testomony not simply to their abilities as artists and songwriters, however to their empathy and openness as human beings.

In throughly unpacking their very own feelings by way of tune, they’ve delivered to the world a vessel by way of which we are able to do the identical – and what larger reward is there than music that heals us, uplifts us, conjures up us, and enchants us all of sudden?

“We hope this report retains individuals firm by way of no matter they’re going by way of, as a result of that’s what these songs did for us,” LULLANAS share. “Writing these songs was our sanity, our therapeutic, and our contemporary begin, and we hope others really feel the artwork of letting go whereas listening to the album.”

“This report helped us overcome our imposter syndrome, which is all too widespread within the music world. Creating this album was a tough, but rewarding course of and it reassured us that that is what we are supposed to do.”

Expertise the complete report through our under stream, and peek inside LULLANAS’ Fairly Lies & Time Machines with Atwood Journal as Atisha and Nishita Lulla take us track-by-track by way of the music and lyrics of their debut album!

Fairly Lies & Time Machines is out now through Nettwerk Music Group!

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butterflies in reverse

We needed the primary single off our report to signify the center of our complete upcoming debut album. “butterflies in reverse” is a tune about letting go. The one that as soon as gave you the great type of butterflies now embodies the alternative: butterflies in reverse. It’s the inner battle you have got with your self about letting go or holding on and the way liberating it’s whenever you lastly do.


We had the privilege of collaborating on this with an artist we deeply admire, Scottish singer songwriter Tommy Ashby. His sincere voice and concepts saved us firm by way of a thought course of that, whereas common, can generally really feel isolating. “24/7” is a thanks tune for all of the people who find themselves there for you thru thick and skinny it doesn’t matter what and the way you want you could possibly be there for them in the identical manner, however generally our our bodies and minds simply don’t align the way in which we wish them to. It’s an anthem of empathy, even when all of us go about it otherwise, we hope the individuals we care about really feel our love simply the identical.


This tune’s theme unexpectedly emerged throughout a writing session with certainly one of our favourite singer-songwriters, Luca Fogale. His soothing voice and demeanor created an surroundings the place we felt snug opening up a couple of topic I sometimes hold to myself. It was every week after I really realized how a lot my OCD has a maintain on my life, affecting not solely me, but in addition the individuals round me. As an alternative of dwelling on the negatives, the tune sheds mild on the fact of the scenario. It explores how rituals, routines, and the necessity for management might be all-consuming, and the way falling in love and letting somebody into that a part of my life utterly broke the cycle I had been trapped in for the longest time.


Whereas recording this observe, we had been thrilled to have most of our album’s instrumentalists be a part of us for some group vocals! Symbolizing the individuals who stand by your facet whereas making the tough resolution to stroll away from a well-recognized, however unhealthy scenario. This tune serves as a mild reminder of how house, time, and being on the skin wanting in, can offer you a contemporary lens. Issues that had been as soon as blurry and complicated change into oh so crystal clear from a distance.

out of breath” 

In our inventive course of, we regularly visualize music video concepts for each tune we write. For “out of breath,” we imagined a dialog unfolding on a treadmill, representing how exhausting it may be attempting to get by way of to somebody who isn’t keen to hear. The extra you attempt, the steeper the incline till you lastly attain a degree of exhaustion.

“fairly lies and time machines”

We used to ask the viewers at our exhibits to vote on the title of this tune – The choices being “I can’t sleep” and “fairly lies and time machines.” It took us a bit to comprehend, however there was at all times a transparent favourite. In reality, this title turned the title of our complete album! We actually felt it summed up the burden and the superbly complicated feelings tied to the individuals who come out and in of our lives. It acknowledges the hope, the messiness, and all the opposite feelings in between, and the way at evening our ideas are most alive. When individuals ask about our album’s theme, our response will undoubtedly be “Fairly Lies and Time Machines.”


“Contradiction” was the primary tune written for our debut album. We had the pleasure of co-writing it with the gifted, Katelyn Tarver! Our session started with a dialogue in regards to the unsettling stagnant feeling we had been all experiencing in the course of the pandemic. We talked in regards to the disconnect between our needs and our actions, how giving an excessive amount of may sarcastically depart you with too little, how caring deeply received’t essentially make somebody care again, and the way arduous work can generally nonetheless result in staying in the identical place. After sharing all these ideas, all of us got here to the conclusion that possibly we’re all simply strolling and speaking contradictions.

“press play”

This tune was additionally co-written with Tommy Ashby, and we’re so grateful he lent his beautiful voice on this observe! “Press play so I can transfer on.” Typically the one treatment for therapeutic is the passing of time. It’s like desirous to rewind, quick ahead, or simply hit pause for a minute, however life doesn’t wait so that you can totally put your coronary heart again collectively once more.

“care sufficient”

“How is caring an excessive amount of not sufficient?” “How can somebody nonetheless need extra?” “Why are we nonetheless keen to provide it?” All questions we ask ourselves each day, main us to the conclusion that we are inclined to look previous the emotional cover and search of somebody and give attention to their wholehearted goodness. We simply can’t assist ourselves, even whether it is to our personal detriment. On the finish of the day, all of us share the common eager for somebody to remain, somebody to “care sufficient.”

“one other story”

It’s like being in the identical guide, however on a unique web page. The great previous story of the suitable particular person on the mistaken time. What was as soon as a balanced scenario has change into one-sided. It’s the cruel actuality of overthinking, with the recurring thought that you just may not even cross their thoughts, although they maintain a particular place in yours.

“want you properly”

To us, this tune at all times felt like the tip credit to all the album. “Want you properly” represents the second of full launch, the place bitter turns to candy. The purpose of acceptance the place we really want properly for those we develop aside from!

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