The Belles have new music out and we can’t get enough!
The mother-daughter duo — who are currently on tour with Jojo Siwa — released their sophomore EP Nobody Knows Me Better, showcasing their standout harmonies while embracing the true bond between a mother and a daughter.
Produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Brainard (Brandy Clark, Jerrod Neimann) and Mickey Jack Cones (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett), the project was actually inspired by Kelli and Jaymie’s close-knit mother/daughter relationship.
“We started writing for this EP after we got the opening slot on the JoJo Siwa tour, knowing we’d be singing these songs to a lot of young girls and their moms,” shares Kelli. “With that audience in mind, it really shaped what we wanted to say. So we think it has an underlying theme of things that mothers and daughters share, lessons learned and handed down from generation to generation, love and togetherness, confidence and strength.”
Kelli and Jaymie sat down with Celeb Secrets to share five secrets from making the EP. Keep scrolling to learn more and let us know what you think of The Belles’ new EP by leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.
Kelli wrote “Nobody Knows Me Better,” “Beautiful Girl” and “My Mother’s Daughter” in the span of 36 hours.
“When writing “My Mother’s Daughter”, my co-writer Ryland Fisher and I were having trouble figuring out one of the lines in the chorus” says Kelli. “So we used “A lover, A fighter, A serpent survivor” as a place holder for what ended up as “A lover, A fighter, A light burning brighter.”
The song “Fire” was written by both of The Belles with a few songwriters in Nashville a couple years ago.
Kelli had accidentally started a small kitchen fire by trying to fry green tomatoes that they had grown in our garden. According to the girls, that became the inspiration to the song as it applied to love.
Jaymie plays both an electric and acoustic guitar on stage and rhinestoned both guitars herself.
Jaymie is known as “bus mom.”
“Jaymie has officially been given that nickname and has adopted some crew members as her “bus sons,” Kelli says.
On the D.R.E.A.M. Tour, the girls are on bus 4 with 10 crew guys.
“We refer to our bus as #bus4life. We had 12 t-shirts made with that saying on it and we all wear them,” the girls say. “On days off, Kelli often plays Monopoly with JoJo and the dancers. Before Kelli and Jaymie walk on stage, they always shake pinkies for good luck.”
Listen to The Belles’ EP below: