The Songs & Stories Collective, a quartet made up of Tennesse Twin duo Victoria and Geoff as well as the solo artist Donna Marie and Sarah Yeo, have released their first official release titled ‘Stars and Stripes‘. Belles & Gals are excited to premiere the official lyric video for the track which you can watch above.
The collective began writing together over zoom in 2021 following a series of collaborations and online gigs during the UK lockdown in 2019/2020. ‘Stars and Stripes‘ was the first track written together and seems an especially fitting release to kickstart their journey. Given the trials and tribulations faced by many in the industry during the time, it is excellent to see how a collective of artists have come together to support one another through their challenges. In the process of which, have generated some excellent new music for fans to enjoy.
The track aims to highlight the trials and tribulations of being within the music industry, as well as providing a realistic view on being a musician and attempting to build a long term career – “Ultimately, the song is about the journey through a career in music the many different paths it can take you on.” The realistic view of the industry is a unique perspective for the track, in a world dominated by individuals who provide an almost heavenly perspective of being a musician.
Speaking of the individual processes involved and how the collective work to ensure the perfect sound Donna Marie says “The song itself took a little moulding to put together as the process is all done remotely, files are sent to me and I put things together in the studio. We wanted to tonally create something upbeat and with a summer vibe so we all very much worked together on that.“
Watch the lyric video and listen to the brand new track from The Songs and Stories Collective above or by clicking here.