The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Their intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength. Softly plucked strings, accordion swells, and lush cello and upright bass arrangements give way to rip-roaring drums, soaring melodies and overdriven frenetic strums. Their stories juxtapose tenderness and explosive energy, sometimes within a single breath. The Lifers explore notions of home, family and community, highlighting the beauty, vulnerability and power of nature, challenging both genre and audience.
‘Front Door’ is the first single released from their sophomore album. On the surface, Front Door is about the struggle to identify with various spaces we call “home” – in the past seven years, Liv and Anita have lived in 10 different houses, whether together or apart. At its heart, this song explores the emotional degradation that comes with damaging the earth through consumerism, planned obsolescence and object detachment. The sisters struggle to bring their consumption to a halt while living in a society that is based on wasteful and disposable practices.
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The Lifers will be releasing their sophomore album, Honey Suite, on May 16, 2018. Their new material shows a significant development from “folk singer-songwriter” to a powerhouse art-folk/rock group and is more personal than ever, touching on themes of place, sisterhood, mental health, and environment. Rooted in female empowerment and environmental activism, this album covers themes of displacement, discomfort and disorientation in relation to what we call home.