Loyola’s all-women a capella group, The Silhouettes, marked the release of their third album, “Sils and the City” with a party and performance at Ireland’s Pub 10 (6511 N. Sheridan Rd.) Oct. 12.
“Sils and the City” features a capella covers ranging from “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” by The Four Seasons to “Octahate” by Ryn Weaver.
Producing the album took two years, according to The Silhouettes president Meredith Hawley.
Ireland’s Pub 10 was packed with students eager to hear from The Silhouettes and The Loyola AcaFellas, Loyola’s all-male a capella group. The Silhouettes alumnae were also there and performed later in the night.
The Loyola AcaFellas opened the release party with energetic renditions of Maroon 5’s “This Love” and Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry.”
The Silhouettes performed three songs — two pop music covers and one song from “Sils and the City.” The first two songs were HAIM’s “Keep Me Crying” and “Boy” by Little Mix. For their third song, The Silhouettes alumnae joined to sing “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” from the new album.
Both of the group’s sets had the audience clapping along and moving to the beat.
Hawley, 21, said she’s thinks The Silhouettes have grown over the past years.
“Even just from my freshman year into my senior year, I think we have become a lot more disciplined in a way that reflects in our music … but I always like to say with that discipline comes a lot of fun and a lot of friendship and a lot of love from all of us,” the senior psychology major said.
“Sils and the City” is available on all streaming platforms. The Silhouettes and the Loyola AcaFellas will perform together at Mullady Theater Oct. 26.
Disclaimer: The Phoenix Assistant News Editor Mary Chappell is a member of The Silhouettes. She didn’t assign or edit this article.