Music video filmed in the historic Sentinel Hotel in Portland, OR.
Directed and Produced by Justin Koleszar.
Ultimately receiving iTunes best singer/songwriters award among others, The Native Sibling sought out New York producer Daniel Mendez (Noah Gundersen, Dashboard Confessional, Heart) to make their first full-length album. Ryan and Kaylee took a leap of faith and holed up at Mendez’ Brooklyn studio for a full two months. Fortunately, it was the precise chemistry they had been looking for. As Ryan explains, "Daniel listened to what we do naturally, found the best parts and brought them to the forefront of this album. He gave us the perspective to realize what we are capable of creating. I'll never forget him saying, ‘If I do my job right, nobody will know I was even here.’” Letters Kept to Ourselves was released in June of 2014.
It’s a cliché that often you must travel the furthest distance only to discover what was right under your nose all along. Yet this was precisely the experience of Ryan and Kaylee Williams, who together form the Seattle based brother-sister duo. They both grew up playing music in many different avenues, but began to sing and write together in 2012 to then create what is now The Native Sibling.
They have supported their music independently with extensive west coast and national touring. In the songs both of their voices lead and support each other with the intuition gained from growing up and sharing many formative experiences. Their melodies and lyrics meet at the intersection of hope and sorrow - displaying the nature of uncertainty and the process of healing.