Music and Fashion with L2
Sisters Melissa and Jessica of the Pop duo L2 have been singing, acting, and performing since a young age. The girls have co-written and recorded more than 60 songs, and their latest single “Insomnia” debuted this week at #46 on the Billboard HOT Dance/Club Charts after being the #3 Breakout last week. This is their second time having a single on the charts. Their single “Boys or Girls” also made it on the Top 10 hit list on the Billboard Hot Dance/ Club Chart. L2 has signed non-exclusive music licensing deals with Dish Nation (Fox TV), DMX, MTV/VHI and Bunim Murray for exclusive music licensing. Many of their songs have been playing on "Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s " including 7 placements for "Kim's Fairytale Wedding" episode, as well as song placements on "Tough Love " & "The Real World : San Diego". Their strong connection as sisters shines through in their music. Their songs display their unique vocal blend and harmonies, incredible lyrics with a life lesson in every verse, along with the hooks that stay in your head for days to come.
Runway recently chatted with L2 about their latest projects, future goals and of course…fashion. The official music video for “Insomnia” was released exclusively through Just Jared Jr. on February 8th and can be found on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GoI5vocef4 Make sure to check it out!
Tell us what L2 is currently working on?
L2 is currently promoting the release of our newest single "Insomnia" along with the Music Video for the Pop/Dance Hit. We also have some sick "Insomnia" remixes that will be coming out soon. We co-wrote the song with Luke Walker (aka God's Paparazzi) of Pulse Recording. We've been working hard in the studio with Luke on our new music and we can't wait for everyone to hear it!
Your single “Boy or Girls” reached Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Charts. Moving forward, how does L2 plan on topping this amazing accomplishment?
It was such an amazing accomplishment to go Top 10 on the Billboard Dance Charts with our single "Boys Or Girls"! We're hoping to go even higher with "Insomnia" and would love to go #1 at some point in our career. We have some really amazing remixers involved in the project and are excited to see how the single is received. We think it's our best song yet!
Which musician or band do you feel has the best style? Why?
We absolutely love Katy Perry and her style! She is not only a musical inspiration to us but also a fashion icon as well. Her style is very fun and original, but yet classy. We really like how she maintains a balance of pop and edge at the same time. We love sequins and studs, both of which Katy Perry totally rock!
As sisters, would you say your personal style is similar? Or different?
As sisters we have similar taste personally, but as L2 we look at ourselves as two in one. Melissa is the classy, sophisticated, & sexy side and Jessica is the edgy, trendy, & sassy side. We like to describe our L2 style as "Glam Rock"; it's Pop with an edge. For example, we love pairing studded heels with a vibrant colored skirt and a cropped leather jacket
Who are some of your favorite designers?
Some of our favorite designers right now that we are rocking for L2 are BCBG, Brian Lichtenberg, Jeffrey Campbell, Herve Leger, Dolce & Gabbana, LaRok, & Veda. We also love SACHIKA, they designed our costumes for our live show! We are really into the Blonds designs as well and hope to wear some of their pieces someday.
What kind of role does fashion play in your career?
Fashion plays a very important role in our career. We feel it is an amazing way to express ourselves, and as artists it is vital that our style is an extension of our L2 sound. We take a lot of pride in our image and are very hands on with our Creative Director in regards to costuming and the way we want to be perceived stylistically.