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Carly and Martina Take Music World by Storm with New Single – Album Out Now!

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For twin singer/songwriters Carly and Martina, music has always been a shared passion. The 18-year-olds have already established quite the reputation, scoring coveted sync placements on several popular shows. Their new single, “Honeymoon,” captures how love can elevate seemingly mundane aspects of everyday life. They’re celebrating the release of their debut album, “Are You Listening?”, a musical epoch of sorts that chronicles one girl’s experience with love and loss. 

Cliché: Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations?

Carly and Martina: We’re really inspired by The Beatles, Lana Del Rey, and Oasis. Whether it’s their vocals or their lyrics, they all made/ make music that’s completely original and true to who they are, which is inspirational to us.

Did you always know you wanted to work together as dual vocalists?

It wasn’t so much that we knew we wanted to work together, it was that we never even considered not working together. Music has always been something for us to share, and we don’t see it any other way.

People have a tendency to assume that twins are the same person. How do you distinguish yourselves, both as artists and as individuals?

We both have different strengths and we play into them. More than that, we both have different styles, interests, and vibes. So as artists, we don’t sound the same and we celebrate the difference in our vocals! In our personal lives, we dress how we want, have our own friends, and celebrate our differences just as much as we celebrate our similarities. It helps that we’re not identical. 

Tell us about your new single, “Honeymoon.” 

“Honeymoon” is all about how a relationship can turn ordinary aspects of life into a vacation. We wanted to touch on the magical aspects of relationships and love but also wanted the music to feel a little gritty to counteract the sweetness of the words.

What’s your creative process like as collaborators?

We normally work on all of our projects together- sometimes someone will come up with a lyric or someone else will come up with the chords, and then we sit down together and hash it out as a team! We are all about individuality and having alone time to come up with our own ideas, but when it’s time to truly create something, we work on every part of it together.

Your music has also been featured on several shows including High Fidelity, The Bold Type and L.A’s Finest. How does it feel to watch your music gain more exposure?

Watching our music gain more exposure is extremely exciting and humbling for us. We happen to be huge fans of all the shows that have used our music, so to know that our songs are woven into permanent pieces of pop culture that we love feels like such an honor. Every time we watch a show with our song in it, we get super pumped!

We want to hear all about your upcoming debut album, “Are You Listening?” What can your fans expect from the album?

“Are You Listening?” is a two-part concept album. It tells the story of a girl who experiences love and loss and has to rise from the ashes. All of the songs can stand on their own, but if you listen in order, you’ll really hear the story. Sonically, the album has two parts. The first part is really light and dreamy, and the second part is much darker and grittier. They’re separated by an interlude that marries both worlds together. You’ll hear a lot of ethereal harmonies and smoky tracks. We really play with beats and with different moods on this album, so while all the tracks go together, no two are alike. We absolutely love this album and are so excited for everyone to hear it!

Why did you decide to create a visual album that features digital quarantine art from other artists and influencers?

We wanted to use this album as a way to give other artists opportunities for exposure because in addition to being artists, we’re true fans of art ourselves. We also felt like this album was very visual to us and wanted fans to see what we were hearing. Because quarantine was (and still is) isolating, we saw it as an opportunity to bring artists from all over the world together through our music while featuring their beautiful art. We are so appreciative that they all took time to create original art inspired by our album!

You’re both strong believers in the unifying power of art. How can we bring ourselves closer together, at a time when many feel more distant than ever?

Putting our effort into engaging with each other is more important now than ever. Simple phone calls could be the only human interaction someone receives all day, so it’s up to all of us to really care about those in our lives. We like to share playlists and music with our friends, as well as with our fans, to show them we care. 🙂

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Have A Beautiful Honeymoon On A Budget

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If you are looking to get married soon we want to share with you how to have a beautiful honeymoon on a budget. Our honeymoon is one of the most amazing experiences we will have in life, and after a stressful lead up to the wedding it is the ideal way to begin married life with the person we love. Today we want to take a look at celebrating a honeymoon on a budget, as after spending a ton on the wedding, it can leave us with little to spend on our holiday.

Honeymoon On A Budget

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Here are our top tips for helping you plan the ideal honeymoon on a budget.

  1. What are you excited about?

Before you look to book a fancy hotel for your honeymoon, consider what your priorities are for the trip. You might be able to save some pennies by choosing a different type of accommodation or by not flying to your honeymoon. Think about what your biggest priorities are such as the hotel itself, the beaches, the cities or the natural landscape. A lot of the time you can find a place that fits your needs without breaking the bank.

  1. Use a Travel Agent

One of the best things you can do when booking a honeymoon without overspending is to go through an agent. Although you can often find good deals yourself, it is usually much more cost effective to book through a travel agent as you can get a package that involves flights, transport, and accommodation all in one. You’ll spend less and you’ll have much less stress when heading out to your destination!

  1. Consider Terrestrial

If you are on a super tight budget and you don’t have enough to spend on flights, consider staying on home turf and going for a road trip. A road trip can actually be the best kind of holiday because you have the freedom of going anywhere and staying anywhere throughout the week. Sometimes the best honeymoon destinations can be at home! You can find hidden gems in your country that you’ve never seen before and enjoy quiet pub dinners and sunset walks.

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    Go During the Off-season

If you have your heart set on a location such as Santorini, perhaps the best thing to do is choose a date during the off-season. Off-season everything will be much more affordable and you’ll also be able to enjoy a much less crowded destination. Most warm places will still have lovely weather during this time and it will be a great way to spend your honeymoon with the person you love.

  1. Choose Underrated Locations

We all know about the big contenders for a honeymoon such as France, Italy, Mexico, and Spain… but what about other destinations? If you are struggling in terms of money but still want to experience the most wonderful honeymoon, there are many countries that are much cheaper but offer a great experience. Countries such as Croatia and Montenegro offer some amazing beaches, landscapes and cities to explore and cost a lot less than their more popular cousins.

  1. Drive
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If you live in the UK and you are looking to spend your honeymoon in Europe, you can save a lot of money by driving instead of going by plane. Countries such as France and Germany are very easy to get to and you can make your road trip into part of the honeymoon by visiting a few different places along the way.

  1. Book early

Before you have even planned your full wedding, you want to book the honeymoon and make sure it is ready. The earlier you book a holiday the cheaper it will be, because often companies will put prices up as the time grows near. By booking well in-advance you will not only get a better deal but you will be able to have some peace of mind on the day.

  1. Use a smaller airport

Did you know that often the big airports cost more than smaller or independent ones? If you are looking to get a bargain on your flights it is worth shopping around to see if any other airports will offer you the same flight for a cheaper price. As well as this, you might find going with a smaller airline company is a better option for you. Compare prices and don’t simply accept the first deal you come across.

  1. Take a boat

Boats and ferries can be an easy way to get to many destinations around the world and they can be an effective way to save money. Although traveling by boat is often more time consuming than a plane, it can be an enjoyable experience for a day or two and will add a new dimension to your honeymoon experience.

Ferry In the river

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  1. Cash in Frequent Flier Miles

If you have any frequent flier miles to your name, now is the best time to use them. Check your loyalty schemes and make sure you have plenty of time to cash in your miles before the time limit and ensure that you check your credit card loyalty schemes to see if you can claim any money off hotels and other services while you are away.

  1. House sit

One great way to save money on your honeymoon is to volunteer to house sit for someone who lives in your target destination. There are lots of house sitting and dog sitting services out there that will allow you to spend the week in a lovely house and enjoy your honeymoon without having to spend a whole lot of money on an expensive hotel.

  1. All-inclusive

As we mentioned earlier with the travel agent, one way to save money on a trip is to try and get yourself a package deal that covers many of the different parts of the stay. You can also take this a step further and grab yourself an all-inclusive holiday that will allow you to enjoy food and drink included in your holiday and it ensures that you have unlimited everything on your stay.

  1. Stay in a B and B

As well as hotels, another idea for a honeymoon on a budget is consider a B and B. These are often much cheaper than a hotel and the atmosphere can be a lot more cozy. Because Bed and Breakfasts usually only have a few rooms, you’ll be pretty much alone for the time you stay there and the place will feel more homely.


  1. Cook

We know that one of the greatest joys of being on holiday is not needing to cook, but eating out every single night of the stay can cost a lot of money. If you are looking to reduce your costs while away think about cooking some of the nights you are away. You can use this as a chance to be romantic and set up a cozy night in for you and your new partner, and often this can be much more romantic than going out to a restaurant and then having to worry about getting back to the home.

  1. Call direct

If you are looking to enjoy a honeymoon on a budget then book a cottage or a villa for your honeymoon directly for exclusive deals or promotions. You may initially see the listing on a site such as Holiday Lettings, but to save money you should try calling the owners directly. When an owner puts their accommodation up on a site such as Holiday Lettings they will charge more to cover the cost of advertising. This means you could end up over paying.

  1. Book last minute

Contrary to the point we made earlier, you can also stand to save a lot of money if you are brave enough to book last minute. Last minute holidays with a few days’ notice are much cheaper than normal because hotels and other companies want to fill as many spaces as possible. This means big discounts and you may stand to get a holiday for nearly half the price.

  1. Book the Cheapest Room

Let’s face it, the room is not the most important part of your honeymoon and often you’ll be out by the pool or exploring during your time away anyway. By booking the cheapest room in a nice hotel, you will save some money but also still benefit from the facilities in the hotel. It’s a win win!

  1. Say HONEYMOON

Honestly, one of the best ways for you to get special treatments and free stuff while you are on holiday is to tell everyone who you meet that it is your honeymoon. Honeymooners will often be able to get discounts or complementary gifts from airports and hotels so you could stand to earn a lot from saying that it is your special time!

Booking the perfect honeymoon can be a stressful process but it is also one of the best things you will do in the run up to your wedding. If you are looking to save some money on your honeymoon or you know you won’t be able to afford much of one yet, consider these tips. You could also enjoy your honeymoon on a budget for the weekend and save for a real honeymoon later on! 

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Album Review: Lana Del Rey ‘Honeymoon’

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Despite all of Lana Del Rey’s often sighted character flaws, the biggest problem with her 2014 release of Ultraviolence had nothing to do with her problematic lyrics and whiny angst-ridden teen attitude — the album was just boring. That problem persists on her newest 2015 effort Honeymoon to an even greater degree.
It’s hard to distinguish one moaning lyrical line from another, especially when every beat is the same buzzing bass with some droaning strings over top. The vocal lines just lack melody and a sense of structure.
This is nothing new. Del Rey made her career on these grand operatic vocals and her glamorized gloom and doom ethos. But if that’s your jam, you’ll find less of it on Honeymoon. The songs don’t meet that same anthemic quality that had previously made her music more attractive. Songs such as “Ultraviolence,” “Summertime Sadness” and “Young And Beautiful” all felt like there were building to something, even if the eventual release was less gratifying than hoped. On Honeymoon it sounds like she’s given up on trying to build any kind of emotion what so ever.
Other artist have taken a similar minimalist approach with much greater effect such as Drake and FKA Twigs, who manage to do a lot with a little to make their music compelling. Honeymoon consistently sounds like a bad 007 intro credit scene that just can’t end soon enough.
Yet, despite these major flaws in her music, we (the public as a whole) have an odd fascination with this artist who turned slow, sad ballads (Hollywood sad-core) into pop hits. Unfortunately, I fear that intrigue comes from her depression, which has been glamorized by herself and the media cycle.
She’s detached herself from that cycle this time around allowing Honeymoon to stand on its own. However, the lyrics are displaying those same problematic qualities that shined through in her interviews.
This album is filled with troubling lyrics about giving up, not just on life itself, but on goals and any sense of motivation. There just seems to be no value in this message and only stands to hurt the people that look up to her.  
On “Freak” she sings “if you wanna leave, come to California and be a freak like me too,” as if everyone can leave their situation and travel across the country and live like a rockstar. Not everyone can wallow in their sorrows while getting “High by the Beach.” Lana seems to be living in her own little fantasy world where young, privileged women can escape their woes with drugs and the power of free will. But that’s not reality, and it’s actually a dangerous message to spread.
I’ve not been a fan of her previous albums as a whole, but there have always been standout tunes that make it onto a couple playlists. There’s simply nothing spectacular on Honeymoon, just passable tunes filling space. It really only makes me worry more about this young, troubled artist, and the fans who take pleasure in her struggles.   
Long time fans will be attracted to these qualities because these traits have been in her music from the beginning. I just wish she would have grown up more since those first hits. She’s not winning anyone new over with this album and she hasn’t grown as an artist or as a person.
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Lana Del Rey’s New Single: Honeymoon

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Have you ever heard the popular saying, “We’re all cray-cray like Lana Del Rey-Rey?” No? Okay. Perhaps it’s just a small town catch phrase then.
From her hit single, “Summertime Sadness” to “Young and Beautiful,” a song well known for its exposure Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lana Del Rey has risen to the top of the music industry and her new single simply proves that fact. “Honeymoon,” the artist’s latest single and title track from her upcoming fourth album, is yet another song you can expect radio stations to be playing on repeat!
With Taylor Swift bringing back the ‘80s with her upbeat rhythms and vinyl records becoming more and more popular, Lana Del Rey’s music fits right in with the trend of bringing old school back into style. Unlike many artists however, Lana’s music comes with a vintage feel. Her lyrics carry great depth and her tone of voice, emotion. Her melodies are dark, old-fashioned, and yet enchanting at the same time.
“There are violets in your eyes / There are guns that blaze around you,” are just a few lyrics taken from “Honeymoon” that portray her use of a writer’s most simple and yet substantial rule to show, not tell. Her hair, her clothing, her entire image, coincides with her music in a classic manner, giving off a sense of empowerment. Don’t believe me? Watch one of her music videos and prepare to be moved!
The artist revealed in a recent Instagram post, “In some ways, I feel [“Honeymoon”] is where the record begins and ends…” which gives us a subtle hint to expect the rest of the music in her forthcoming album to revolve around the theme or message of this particular song. All that is really left to do now is wait for September, when her full album is expected to be released, so to find out once and for all what she really has in store for us!
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