The SoapGirls Reflect On Long Distance Bonds In “Heart In Bloom”

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French-born, South African-based sibling duo The SoapGirls, Millie and Mie, are the latest femme power duo who have ben leaving their mark in the rock scene with their maverick swagger. Their latest single “Heart In Bloom” has a breezy edginess to it as the sisters inundate us with blood-rushing riffs with introspective interludes that lets us soak on the yearning for long distance relationships that have grown further apart due to the pandemic. Hit play:

Speaking of the track, the duo shared: “‘Heart In Bloom’ is about being apart through distance whether in life or death from the person or persons you love. It’s hard when you can’t be with or see someone who has your heart. Being on tour all the time we were always able to see people we love, but with this madness in the world going on and not being allowed to move around it makes the ache of distance even harder because it’s out of our hands, and so the track is about ensuring that you keep your heart full of hope, as real true love and friendship is a bond that can never break.”

Millie and Mie started off at the age of eight and nine as street performers selling soap, hence the band name. From their local streets to international festivals, The SoapGirls have amassed a huge fanbase around the world. Like many bands, The SoapGirls also ended up canceling tours in 2020, but have used this time as an opportunity to engage with their fans through more than 100 live stream shows. “Heart In Bloom” is from their upcoming fourth album.