|YouTube sensations Megan & Liz are beginning to really move into the music scene. These 18 year old twins are about to take the world by storm. For those of you who watch Oprah, you may have seen them get their TV debut, as well as some Taylor Swift surprises in 2009. Since then, they’ve met with both The Summer Set and The Plain White T’s, and also had their video appear in a fan montage in Justin Bieber’s movie Never Say Never. You can now hear their music on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify and it’s definitely worth checking out.
I got the chance to catch up with the girls at their November 12, 2011 show at Rocketown, in their hometown of Nashville, TN.
Alex Boisvert: Why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about yourselves
Liz: Well, we are Megan & Liz. We, I guess you could say, we’re on YouTube. Um, that’s
where you can find all of our stuff and I guess that’s where we got our start.
Megan: We’re 18, almost 19 year old twins.
Liz: Yes, and we live in Nashville and we are singer/songwriters.
AB: When did you guys first decide that you should work together musically?
Liz: Yeah, pretty much from birth. (laughs) Being twins it’s kind of, like, natural. Its like ‘Hey, want to sing together? Great!’ I think, for serious, when we really started working together was probably about when we were 11 or 12. We started doing talent shows together and stuff.
AB: Who is your biggest inspiration?
Megan: Musically, it would be Aly &AJ, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, or Taylor Swift for, I think both of us are pretty much the same.
Liz: Yeah, and I love Katy Perry.
Megan: Yes, Katy Perry.
Liz: You know, any really strong pop woman we both love and have a lot of respect for.
AB: Who would you love to collaborate with?
Liz: Geez, who wouldn’t we love to collaborate with? (laughs) I would say Aly & AJ, who would you say?
Megan: I would say Taylor Swift just because I would love to write a song with Taylor Swift. Songwriting is so much fun and she’s, like, amazing at it.
Liz: I would love to write a song with Aly & AJ.
Megan: Yeah, Aly & AJ or Taylor Swift.
Liz: That’s not one but….
AB: What has been the hardest part of working together musically?
Megan: Relatively, it’s pretty easy. I mean, we get along really well, but there is, of course, the stress that it does put on our relationship as sisters that, like, really gets in the way sometimes. We have to step back and be like….
Liz: Just when we’re crabby. We can get really crabby at each other and then, like, when we’re in a writing session or something be like ‘Why are you in a bad mood?’
Megan: Yeah, so it’s just stuff like that.
Liz: Just little stuff.
Megan: We’re sisters before we’re musicians. So we have to keep that line.
Liz: Yeah, and really respect each other.
AB: You guys have a lot of covers up on YouTube. Which has been your favorite to perform?
Megan: I think they’re probably different, but my favorite cover was “Hummingbird Heartbeat” by Katy Perry.
Liz: Mine was “Stereo Heart” because I got to rap. (laughs)
AB: Where do you hope to see yourselves in 10 years?
Liz: In 10 years, I’d hope to be still doing music, still writing, hopefully touring still.
Megan: Still making records. Just still doing the music thing.
AB: If you could relive any moment in your life so far, what would it be?
Liz: I’ve got a good answer for this.
Megan: Oh, you do?
Liz: I like to think that I haven’t had that moment. I like to think that my best moment has yet to come, so, that’s how I like to think of it.
Megan: That’s actually a really good answer. I would take that answer and then add when we met Taylor Swift because I don’t remember. I was so star struck. I wish I could not be star struck and say something that wasn’t stupid. (laughs) Yeah, other than that, same thing Liz said.
AB: What’s the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?
Liz: I think the biggest compliment to us is when people know our original songs. Like, when we’re in a show and we see someone singing along. I think that’s the biggest compliment to us and our music.
Megan: Yeah, that and I would have to add when one person one time actually said to my face that I saved their life. That just totally changed my point of view on everything. I was just like ‘Whoa, that’s so insane.’ And you have the courage to say that to me and you’re telling me, you know? It’s just, like, insane. That really changed my view on everything. I was just like, ‘wow, that’s amazing’.
AB: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not performing?
Liz: Uhh, we like to lie around.
Megan: Yeah, we like to lie around, eat.
Liz: Go on the computer, Tumblr. I could spend hours on the computer.
Megan: I could spend hours on Tumblr and not even get bored.
Liz: We’re making ourselves look like losers.
AB: If you could get one of your songs placed on television show, what would you want it to be?
M&L: Pretty Little Liars
Megan: And I think our song “Runaway”. Just because I could see Ezra and Aria, like, running off to that song or something. I don’t know. (laughs)
Liz: Pretty Little Liars is our favorite show of all time, so that’d be cool.
AB: If you could say anything to your fans, what would it be?
Liz: We would say we love you.
Megan: To Pluto and back.
Liz: Yeah, we love you to Pluto and back, Macers rule the world…
M&L: Thank you
Megan: We don’t tell them thank you enough. So, thank you.
Liz: Thank you times a million.
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