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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.

  • About This Album

    The Staves released "Trying" on September 10, 2020. This and the previously released "Nazareth" mark the band’s first new music since The Way Is Read, their collaborative EP with the New York based chamber ensemble yMusic back in 2017. Trying was self-produced by Jessica, Camilla, and Emily Staveley-Taylor. News of a new album, the band’s third, is to follow.

    "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 was living in America away from my family in a relationship that was failing. The state of America (and in Britain for that matter) and the state of my relationship seemed to become one and the same. The song became far more about my own situation.

    "I feel like trying is what we spend most of our lives doing really. Just trying our best. Trying to be better, to make things work. This was definitely a time where I was nearly tried out."

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on September 1, 2020 - 10:50am
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 10, 2020 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

"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 song "Trying," "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."

Description: 

The Staves released "Trying" on September 10, 2020. This and the previously released "Nazareth" mark the band’s first new music since The Way Is Read, their collaborative EP with the New York based chamber ensemble yMusic back in 2017. Trying was self-produced by Jessica, Camilla, and Emily Staveley-Taylor. News of a new album, the band’s third, is to follow.

"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 was living in America away from my family in a relationship that was failing. The state of America (and in Britain for that matter) and the state of my relationship seemed to become one and the same. The song became far more about my own situation.

"I feel like trying is what we spend most of our lives doing really. Just trying our best. Trying to be better, to make things work. This was definitely a time where I was nearly tried out."

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:45
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
190295153304
Price: 
1.39
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
190295156046
Price: 
1.29
Artist Name: 
The Staves
reissues?: 
new-release
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