Bella & Lily
Featuring a distinct style of their own, indie/pop artists Bella & Lily have a natural flair for creating songs laden with pop hooks, gorgeous vocal harmonies, and clever lyrics.
Bella & Lily, a sister act of Bella and Lily Ibur, has concocted the perfect minicollection of indie pop-rock songs on its debut album, “Count to Ten.” …The album is peppered with radio-friendly tunes — in the mode of Vanessa Carlton or Sara Bareilles — such as “What They Don’t Know,” “Messed Up Avenue” and “Circus.”
—Kevin Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Music Critic
Bella & Lily have the grounded, deep vocals of Ingrid Michaelson, the atmospheric lyrics of Fiona Apple, and the instrumental aptitude of Sara Bareilles, but with a final product that is very much of their own unique making. When Bella and Lily sing together, these sisters show they can harmonize with the best of them….Although “Count To Ten” only has six tracks…it has a depth and variety of sound that makes it sound fuller and more complete.
—Sarah Hayes, Examiner.com Music Critic
Having your music compared to that of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson and Lisa Loeb isn’t so bad. Despite their young ages, sisters Bella and Lily Ibur have become old hands at crafting catchy tunes. After winning a contest to perform at LouFest 2012, the duo received Kickstarter support to release a six-song EP last fall. The resulting poppy songs definitively prove that age is just a number.
—Allison Babka, Riverfront Times Music Critic
Bella and Lily have both shown to have high-quality songwriting skills. As a producer for many years, my assessment is that they are both prolific way beyond their age. For me, it’s exciting to help develop young talent. Their work ethic was put to the test and they stayed focused during the pre-production and recording production. They value the principle of not depending on computers for their recordings, but getting things right by performance. For today’s computer generation, that’s what really stands out for me.
—Henry Hirsch, producer (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Mick Jagger)