Ward Thomas could tell that change was afoot from the moment they wrote Cartwheels, now the punch-to-the-stomach title track of their sensational second album. Straight away the sisters knew the song was special. Whenever they performed it live, they felt an intense connection to the crowd. When they sang it at London’s O2 Arena, fans hearing it for the first time fell silent.
“There’s a pause in the song during which you could have heard a pin drop,” says Lizzy, the blonde half of the Hampshire duo who were barely out of their teens when they became country crossover stars. “I watched the faces of fans, women mostly, and knew they felt the vulnerability of the lyrics. It was a magical moment.”
Ward Thomas haven’t just developed as a duo, but as individual singers and musicians too.
“We have different voices that suit different sorts of songs,” says Catherine. “We call Lizzy the trumpet and me the French horn. So we have both stripped back songs such as Where The Sky Is and Who I’m Not, which work well with my lower range and softer melodies, and upbeat belters like Boomerang and Lose Me that play to Lizzy’s strengths.”
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