A meeting of the minds between three young New York songwriters, Secret Someones are a group who play lean but insistent indie rock with the thoughtful lyrical undertow of contemporary folk. The Secret Someones include Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, and Hannah Winkler, all of whom had experience in the New York music community. Rogers began playing guitar in her teens and went on to record three solo albums, Broussard was a finalist in Rolling Stone's So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star contest and cut a 2011 EP for Atlantic, and Winkler recorded and performed as a solo artist, as well as in Ingrid Michaelson's backing band (Rogers also recorded and toured with Michaelson). In 2013, Rogers, Broussard, and Winkler joined forces for a tour, playing a run of house concerts together. While each songwriter performed a solo set, they all pitched in as backing musicians for one another, with drummer and multi-instrumentalist Zach Jones providing rhythms for all three. By the end of the tour, the four musicians took note of the creative chemistry they shared, as well as the splendid harmonies of the three songwriters, and decided to work as a group. With Rogers on guitar, Broussard on bass, Winkler on guitar and keyboards, and Jones on drums, they began recording an EP with producer Chris Kuffner (who is also Rogers' husband), and the EP I Won't Follow became their debut release. The EP earned Secret Someones a record deal with the Interscope-distributed Cherrytree label, and after releasing several singles (including a cover of "Walk Like an Egyptian" in collaboration with Jukebox the Ghost), the group's first full-length album, simply titled Secret Someones, was scheduled for release in October 2015. ~ Mark Deming
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