THE BEACHES

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Both in­no­cence and wis­dom em­anate from The Beaches, whose four mem­bers have been play­ing mu­sic to­gether since high school. Only half the band has ex­pe­ri­enced true love, but that doesn’t stop them from singing about it—be­cause as best friends (and two sis­ters), they’re not about to keep se­crets. “I wrote the song ‘Keeper’ for Le­an­dra af­ter she shared one of her ro­man­tic ex­pe­ri­ences with me,” says lead singer Jor­dan Miller. “Some­times you need other peo­ple to write those songs for you.” Key­boardist and gui­tarist Le­an­dra Earl chimes in: “I went to her with feel­ings that I didn’t know how to de­scribe, and she wrote them in a way that made sense to me.”

But they don’t just help each other un­der­stand their feel­ings; they help each other love them­selves. “It’s eas­ier to love your­self when those around you re­mind you how,” says drum­mer El­iza En­man McDaniel.

If you think about it, a woman lov­ing her­self, de­spite all the noise, is about as badass as it gets. “In our mu­sic, we talk a lot about ac­cep­tance and em­brac­ing your flaws and your sex­u­al­ity,” says Miller. “I think that’s rock ’n’ roll.” Their favourite love songs: “My Sweet Lord,” Ge­orge Har­ri­son; “Can’t Help Fall­ing in Love,” Elvis Pres­ley; “Un­chained Melody,” The Right­eous Broth­ers; “Los Age­less,” St. Vin­cent

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