Nazareth

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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."

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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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The Staves
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new-release
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FLAC
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1.39
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190295167493
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MP3
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1.29
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190295173494

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  • "The Staves' songs are sweet and melancholic, often belying the depth of emotion and subtleness of their lyrics," says Monocle on Culture host Robert Bound. "Their music manages to be both gentle and punchy, driven home by their perfect, perfect harmonies." The duo is on the podcast to discuss their new album, All Now, which Bound describes as "sonically rich, full of moments of euphoria," and perform live on the show. You can hear it here. Atwood Magazine's Mitch Mosk calls All Now "the strongest releases of the band’s career ... utterly enchanting—a catchy, cohesive, and many-sided listening experience with endless returns."

  • The Staves’ new album, All Now, produced by John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen), is out now, marking their debut album as the duo of Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, after their sister Emily’s departure. “There was a delayed reaction to trauma and these big changes out of your control,” Jess says of the period after the February 2021 release of their album Good Woman, as the band—like everyone—was forced to sit with their thoughts. Struggling after two years of deep solitude and pain, The Staves did what they know how to do best: they got back to writing with the idea of going back to basics and focusing almost solely on each other and their guitars as a starting point.

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  • About This Album

    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."

  • Format Availability

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