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  • The Staves have released their take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her landmark 1985 album, Hounds of Love, and a digital EP featuring that and the five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman. The Be Kind EP includes "Cloudbusting," "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman." 

  • The Staves have released a stripped down, alternate version of "Devotion," a song from their 2021 album, Good Woman; it is the fifth in their Be Kind series of special singles. "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.

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    The Staves released the song "Nazareth" on August 7, 2020, on Nonesuch Records in the US, the band’s first new music since The Way Is Read, its collaborative EP with the New York–based chamber ensemble yMusic in 2017. The song was produced by the trio, sisters Jessica, Camilla and Emily Staveley-Taylor. You can download it now in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon, and hear it on Spotify, Apple Music, and below.

    "We recorded 'Nazareth' in one take on a field recorder sat outside the studio in the summer of 2018," says the trio. "The sun was shining and the birds were singing. We tried recording it in the studio but just kept coming back to this version. It seemed to have the magic. 

    "The song was intended to be in the spirit of an Irish blessing or a kind of a prayer, asking to be kept safe—but it pretty quickly became a more personal and introspective lyric. Moments of glory quickly faded. Worrying, trying. How we mean everything and nothing at the same time. To everyone, to no-one."

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  • This single is available from Nonesuch Records in the United States only.

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on July 30, 2020 - 11:49am
Release Date: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 (All day)
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"We recorded 'Nazareth' in one take on a field recorder sat outside the studio in the summer of 2018," say the Staves of the track. "The sun was shining and the birds were singing. We tried recording it in the studio but just kept coming back to this version. It seemed to have the magic.  The song was intended to be in the spirit of an Irish blessing or a kind of a prayer, asking to be kept safe—but it pretty quickly became a more personal and introspective lyric. Moments of glory quickly faded. Worrying, trying. How we mean everything and nothing at the same time. To everyone, to no one."

Description: 

The Staves released the song "Nazareth" on August 7, 2020, on Nonesuch Records in the US, the band’s first new music since The Way Is Read, its collaborative EP with the New York–based chamber ensemble yMusic in 2017. The song was produced by the trio, sisters Jessica, Camilla and Emily Staveley-Taylor. You can download it now in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon, and hear it on Spotify, Apple Music, and below.

"We recorded 'Nazareth' in one take on a field recorder sat outside the studio in the summer of 2018," says the trio. "The sun was shining and the birds were singing. We tried recording it in the studio but just kept coming back to this version. It seemed to have the magic. 

"The song was intended to be in the spirit of an Irish blessing or a kind of a prayer, asking to be kept safe—but it pretty quickly became a more personal and introspective lyric. Moments of glory quickly faded. Worrying, trying. How we mean everything and nothing at the same time. To everyone, to no-one."

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This single is available from Nonesuch Records in the United States only.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 11:45
Album Status: 
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Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
190295167493
Price: 
1.39
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MP3
UPC: 
190295173494
Price: 
1.29
Artist Name: 
The Staves
reissues?: 
new-release
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