My Interview with the Dynamic Duo L2!

I recently had the chance to chat with NY based pop/dance group L2 made up of sisters Jess and Melissa Labbadia. The sisters, who got their start in musical theater are extremely hard working and have a real idea of the direction they'd like their music to go in. They're single 'Insomnia" which the girls recently filmed the video for in LA was featured at #16 on the Billboard top 100 dance/pop charts as well.  Check out my chat with the lovely ladies of L2 who instantly won me over with their love of 80's music!

How did L2 first come about??

"Actually when we were in our early teens we started making music together and called ourselves the 'Labbadia Sisters'. And later we changed it to L2. And we've been doing it full time for  about 8 years now. We both started off in Musical Theater so it's always been a HUGE part of our lives."

Being a NY based band does being in such a vibrant city filled with so much history inspire your musical process??

 "Absolutely! It's so inspiring. We've been lucky enough to record in Times Square and the views there are just amazing! We've also played at the Bitter End in The Village which is where Gaga has played. Playing a venue with that sort of history was just incredible. 

So speaking of being in New York, you guys recently sang the National Anthem at the Mets game…what was that experience like?!

"That experience was incredible! We had heard that they were interested so we made a home video of us singing the national anthem A Capella and got it in that evening!"

If you could describe your music in just a few words what would they be?

"Pop/Dance with 80's influence!"

What's most important to you guys when putting a song together?

"We really like to focus on the melody.  But most importantly we just like being involved in the whole process.  We're there from start to finish of putting a song together." 

Who are some of your musical influences?

"Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson are the three big ones! But we love 80's music a lot as well. Pat Benatar especiallylly!"

How do you keep your working relationship and family relationship to stay strong?

 "We're really are best friends. And we get along along about 90 percent of the time! Also, we don't have any other siblings so it's just our parents and us so family's really important to us."

Since you guys are big into dance/pop music are there any crazy sounds, beats or other musical experimentation you’d like to try in the future?

Using 80's synth is a big thing for us but we would LOVE to learn to play more instruments!

Check out more form the girls!

L2 on Twitter!
L2 on Facebook!
L2 on Youtube!