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WATCH: The Chapin Sisters, “Bergen Street”

Apr 10, 2023

WATCH: The Chapin Sisters,

Artist: The Chapin Sisters
Hometown: Nyack, New York
Song: “Bergen Street”
Release Date: March 31, 2023
Label: Lake Bottom Records

In Their Words: “I always write songs about places I leave. When I left Brooklyn for the Hudson Valley, I sat down at the piano in our home studio and ‘Bergen Street’ came out. The first time I played it for my daughter, it made her cry and I couldn’t play it around her for a while. She said it was too sad.” — Lily Chapin

“It’s such a universal story — not just for our individual families — but for so many parents of young kids. We thought we’d be city people forever and would somehow make it work and raise our kids in a one-bedroom apartment, but eventually the call of the country grew too loud.” — Abigail Chapin

“Having the space to work in makes the recording process more fluid and less restricted by time. We work around our kids’ schedule and our work schedule running a shop in our hometown that is a family business. The new songs that we are working on reflect this and we are finding ourselves writing songs about family, our kids, and also the simplicity of country life: Bugs, dirt, and cooking.” — LC

“We have an album’s worth of songs in the works to follow up ‘Bergen Street.’ With four kids between us, including two babies, it means that our recording process is slow. We get in the studio when we can in-between nursing babies and playing cards with our big kids between takes. Sometimes we hold babies during vocal takes and sometimes the big kids sing backups.” — AC

The Chapin Sisters (L-R): Abigail Chapin, Lily Chapin. Photo credit: Mia Bieber

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