Tigirlily Gold Says They’re Thankful of Their Broadway Days Surrounding Release of Debut Album “Blonde” (Exclusive)

Tigirlily Gold sure knows how to drop incredible music that will stand the test of time.

The sister duo is back with another tasting of their highly-anticipated record Blonde with the release of “End Up Us” today (June 21).

The song, written with Todd Clark and Jason Cole Saenz, nods to true love coming out on top. If two people are meant to be together at the end of the day, they will end up together in the end.

They sing, “Coulda started in a dive bar, party in a backyard / Looking like a stranger, a friend of a friend / 7A on an airplane, Friday night home game / Wasn’t gonna matter where or when / Yeah, the clouds were gonna part / Coulda found you in the dark / Yeah, the stars were always gonna line up / When it’s written in our heart / It don’t matter how it starts / We were always gonna end up us.”

“‘End Up Us” is the first love song released off our Blonde album. We believe real love, if meant to be, will always find its way. Every love has its own journey, and we can’t wait to see people share their love stories with this song,” the girls shared in a press release.

This year, the sister duo has been releasing a ton of music, including two breakup songs earlier titled “I Tried A Ring On” and “Leroy,” ushering in a new chapter since the release of their EP Blonde and breakout single “Shoot Tequila” back in 2023. They couldn’t be more excited about their debut full- project, in which they wrote eight of the ten songs, cut one outside song and covered Leona Lewis‘ “Bleeding Love” in another.

“We’re really excited. It’s our debut album and there’s different songs for every kind of person,” Krista and Kendra tell Celeb Secrets Country writer Brianna Vacca at CMA Fest 2024 about the project, which drops July 26 via Monument Records, in an exclusive interview.

“There’s a love song, a breakup song, a party, song… every scenario. We’re excited for people to listen to the album and to start picking their favorites. You stack up songs and then you look at what you have, what you don’t, what you have too much of, maybe you write a couple more to clean up the album. Then at the end of the day, you pick the best songs to balance the record out. The best songs always win,” they continue.

Kendra Slaubaugh and Krista Slaubaugh of Tigirlily Gold at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

While both Krista and Kendra are super hands on with their debut album, people may be surprised to hear how each sister actually differs in strengths when it comes to putting together Blonde.

“We’re both super creative people. We love to be as heavily involved as possible, the making of our record. People may be surprised to hear how involved Krista is on the producing side of things. She loves to come up with guitar parts. Everything that people are going to hear, we had a hand in it. Krista’s strengths are in the writing room and I’m the lead singer of the group so I’m obviously very melodically driven. She’s great at melodies, coming up with ideas for songs. Krista’s great with coming up with parts and phrasing and words,” Kendra says.

Krista adds, “I know what I want to sound like thinking of musical parts. It’s like a whole different language. This is very nerdy of me, but it’s called the Nashville Numbering System and it’s how you speak to musicians as far of chords and things. We’re in the studio and I know enough to be like, “Hey, can we try this and this?” I’m not just pulling things out of somewhere else [laughs].”

FRISCO, TEXAS – MAY 16: (L-R) Kendra Slaubaugh and Krista Slaubaugh of Tigirlily Gold perform onstage at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at The Star in Frisco on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for ACM)

For those who don’t know, Tigirlily Gold carved their teeth in this industry playing cover gigs on Broadway multiple times a week. They both shared what they’ve learned since their days on Broadway and how it prepared them for not only being nominated, but winning New Duo or Group of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards last month.

Kendra says, “I’ve learned that if you remain passionate and work really really hard at nd keep your head down and focus on what you do best, that’s the best thing you can do. Your career and just focusing on that. Don’t focus on the outside noise. Keep that hope alive. That drive and hunger.”

“On Broadway specifically, we learned how to master our own art of entertaining and putting on a show. Doesn’t matter who or where the crowd is coming from, we’re gonna give to the audience because the audience doesn’t owe you anything. That’s one of the best ways I learned. You can always grow and always grow at every stage of your career. You never quit growing. At the end of the day, our job is to put on the best show we can put on. It doesn’t matter if there are 5 people there, or 5,000 people there, we’re gonna give them a show.”

When asked if they could go and tell themselves one thing before starting their first gig in Downtown Nashville? It would be this:

“It’s going to be okay. It’s going to be worth it. It’s all worth it. Get those tips, doing this right now is going to set you up for where you’re going to be in a few years.” they reveal.

You can connect with Tigirlily Gold by giving her a follow on Instagram at @tigirlily and on TikTok at @tigirlilygold. Be sure to stream “End Up Us” below, pre-order Blonde here, and let us know what you think of it by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a DM at @celebsecretscountry on Instagram.

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