NYC-based identical twins Larena and Elyse Winn, also known as MOTHERMARY, are the latest artists to join the Italians Do It Better clan. The two girls, who grew up in a big Mormon family in Montana picked their moniker in order to address the hypocrisy of religion. “It’s the perfect example of what we expect of women. These two extremes. Have children to procreate, but don’t be sexual beings,” they explain. “We want to rewrite the story of Mother Mary,” Larena adds. “We’re tired of being put in a box.”
“We were told that we were second-class to men in our church & in our family,” Larena says. “We had to be pretty, but not too pretty. We had to be pretty enough to attract a mate, but not too pretty to be sexualized.”
Following up to their cover of Aqua‘s “Barbie Girl”, their official debut track, “Catch Fire,” is a first step to reclaim their narrative. Their pulsing synth-pop offering includes biblical references and comes with a self-directed video in which they play the lustful gurus of a cult.