Be Kind EP

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The Staves' Be Kind EP features the band's take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her album, Hounds of Love, and five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman: "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman."

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On March 18, 2022, The Staves released Be Kind, an EP featuring their take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her album, Hounds of Love, and the five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman: "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman." 

"We went into the studio with the wonderfully talented Marcus Hamblett (our bandmate and long-time collaborator) with the intention of revisiting some of the songs from Good Woman, to explore some of the more soft and tender parts that are there," the band says.

Good Woman, The Staves' first album in six years, was written and recorded in a time of turmoil for the band—the end of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album stands as a testament to strength—of sisters, mothers, daughters—to love, loss, and change. To trying to be a good woman. "It’s a brilliant record, their new, fuller sound paying dividends," exclaims Record Collector. "It sounds cathartic to have recorded, and it’s cathartic to listen to." 

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The Staves
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MP3
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6.00
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190296279072
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44/24 HD FLAC
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7.00
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190296144325

News & Reviews

  • The Staves have released a new video podcast episode in which band mates and sisters Jessica and Camilla Stavely-Taylor chat about all things All Now, their new album. "I think wanting things to be really good can make you very afraid to try, because you're worried about failing, about falling short of that, which is such a trap—it keeps you kind of frozen," Camilla says. "Ultimately it doesn't matter, you have to just do things, keep those muscles moving, making things and being imperfect and imperfections are what life is about. That's human." You can watch their conversation here.

  • The Staves stopped by The Independent's Music Box studio in London to perform two songs from their new album, All Now, live for Independent TV: the title track and "I'll Never Leave You Alone." You can watch both here.

  • About This Album

    On March 18, 2022, The Staves released Be Kind, an EP featuring their take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her album, Hounds of Love, and the five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman: "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman." 

    "We went into the studio with the wonderfully talented Marcus Hamblett (our bandmate and long-time collaborator) with the intention of revisiting some of the songs from Good Woman, to explore some of the more soft and tender parts that are there," the band says.

    Good Woman, The Staves' first album in six years, was written and recorded in a time of turmoil for the band—the end of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album stands as a testament to strength—of sisters, mothers, daughters—to love, loss, and change. To trying to be a good woman. "It’s a brilliant record, their new, fuller sound paying dividends," exclaims Record Collector. "It sounds cathartic to have recorded, and it’s cathartic to listen to."