LULLANAS Share Cover Of John Prine’s “I Have Met My Love Today”
April 1, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Indie folk, twin sister duo Atisha and Nishita Lulla, aka LULLANAS, pay tribute to the late, great John Prine nearly a year after his passing with a cover of “I Have Met My Love Today,” a song that holds an extra special place in their hearts.
They explain, “In the midst of this pandemic full of love and loss, we found ourselves on Locust Street in Philadelphia singing ‘I Have Met My Love Today’ out of the trunk of our car for this oh so deserving couple’s surprise pandemic proposal. The couple had spent months apart as she is a frontline worker and her then boyfriend, now fiancé, would sing this song to her over their video calls. In a time where hugging and being close to one another isn’t safe, John Prine’s words surely surrounded us all in a blanket of comfort and cheer. This was the first song we recorded from our at-home studio setup; we call it our very first quarantune. It was recorded in virtual collaboration with our friend Jarle Skavhellen (producer) in Norway, who helped bring our vision to life and pay respect to the one of a kind John Prine.” Watch the special moment unfold on Instagram HERE.
LULLANAS create songs wrapped in Americana warmth, folk eloquence, country storytelling, and unassuming pop ambition. Their acclaimed debut EP, Before Everything Got Real, thrives on an inimitable and familial balance. Music manifested itself in LULLANAS’ lives at a young age. Growing up in Pennsylvania, they recall how important music was on their many family road trips, with their dad listening to The Beatles, The Eagles and Shania Twain, while their mom favored Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton. During a summer visit to their grandmother in India, the duo ended up in an old cotton mill converted into a studio where they impromptu tracked their song “Don’t Say.” Without any expectations, they uploaded the track, which has almost 2 million streams on Spotify alone. Between gigs alongside Maggie Rose, Neal Carpenter, and Wild Rivers, they toured with Peter Bradly Adams. During the summer of 2019, they recorded Before Everything Got Real with producer Peter Katis [The National].