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  • The Staves have released "Trying," the second track from the British trio this year, following last month’s release of "Nazareth." "I wanted to write a song about the state of things in the world and how broken our ability to communicate with each other had become as a society," Camilla Staveley-Taylor says of the new track, "but it became impossible as I was writing to separate my personal life from the broader message ... I feel like trying is what we spend most of our lives doing really. Just trying our best."

  • The Staves got together to perform some songs from the kitchen for an Instagram Live session on Sunday—from an early song, "Icarus," to their latest, "Nazareth," released last week, as well as "Make It Holy," from their 2015 debut album, If I Was, and more. You can watch it again here.

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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
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Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
190295167493
Price: 
1.39
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MP3
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190295173494
Price: 
1.29
Artist Name: 
The Staves
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new-release
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