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  • October 22, 2020

    The Staves have released a live video for "Good Woman," the title track to their upcoming album, due February 5 on Nonesuch in the US. The video was made in London's Sunbeam Studios, directed by Olivia Eames. The Staves say: "We’d like to thank our amazing band, Glyn, Marcus, Chris and Rob, and all the crew involved for making this shoot possible whilst observing social distancing rules and keeping all of us super safe."

  • October 20, 2020

    The Staves release their first new album in six years, Good Woman, February 5, 2021, on Nonesuch Records in the US. Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of tremendous turmoil and change for the band, between the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album is a testament to the Stavely-Taylors’ strength and that of other women; to sisters, mothers, and daughters; to love, loss, and change; and to trying to be a good woman.

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  • English trio the Staves—sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor—release their first new album in six years, Good Woman, February 5, 2021 on Nonesuch Records in the US. The title track is available here, along with album preorders; a live performance video of “Good Woman” also will be available here on October 22. The vinyl album is also available in a bundle with a vinyl 7" of the song "Nazareth" b/w the album track "Trying."

    Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of tremendous turmoil and change for the band, between the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album is a testament to the Stavely-Taylors’ strength and that of other women; to sisters, mothers, and daughters; to love, loss, and change; and to trying to be a good woman.

    The band explains: “We have been working on this for a long time and are thrilled to share the title track. When we think about making this album we think about moments and snapshots of all the different contexts we were in as it was made. Living in each other’s pockets and then living with oceans between us. Of voice notes and field recordings and ideas in emails sent across continents. We think of homesickness and family. Of being an outsider. Of endless notebooks and scraps of paper. Of studios in the winter and recordings under the summer sun. Of rainy London days and long American nights with coffees and beers, dogs, and cats. We think of love. Big, big love. Our Mum. Our Dad. Our friends. And of loss. Death and birth. Womanhood, motherhood. Sisterhood.

    “And coming home.”

    The trio recently released two new songs: “Nazareth” and the Good Woman album track “Trying,” marking the band’s first new music since their collaborative EP with the New York based chamber ensemble yMusic in 2017. The band has been busy in the six years since the release of their acclaimed second album, If I Was. Jessica contributed vocals to Leonard Cohen’s final, posthumous record Thanks for The Dance, which was produced by his son, Adam Cohen. And all three sang on a handful of tracks for Paul Weller’s recent album, On Sunset, in addition to performing with artists like Lucy Rose, Bon Iver, and Flyte over the years.

    The Staves have recently relaunched their podcast on Spotify: Dial-A-Stave, an irreverent, fly-on-the-wall listen to the band members’ everyday conversations with one another. They will perform two live shows in London this fall: at Clapham Grand on November 27 and at Hackney Church on December 1.

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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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English trio the Staves—sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor—release their first new album in six years, Good Woman, February 5, 2021 on Nonesuch Records in the US. The title track is available here, along with album preorders; a live performance video of “Good Woman” also will be available here on October 22. The vinyl album is also available in a bundle with a vinyl 7" of the song "Nazareth" b/w the album track "Trying."

Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of tremendous turmoil and change for the band, between the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album is a testament to the Stavely-Taylors’ strength and that of other women; to sisters, mothers, and daughters; to love, loss, and change; and to trying to be a good woman.

The band explains: “We have been working on this for a long time and are thrilled to share the title track. When we think about making this album we think about moments and snapshots of all the different contexts we were in as it was made. Living in each other’s pockets and then living with oceans between us. Of voice notes and field recordings and ideas in emails sent across continents. We think of homesickness and family. Of being an outsider. Of endless notebooks and scraps of paper. Of studios in the winter and recordings under the summer sun. Of rainy London days and long American nights with coffees and beers, dogs, and cats. We think of love. Big, big love. Our Mum. Our Dad. Our friends. And of loss. Death and birth. Womanhood, motherhood. Sisterhood.

“And coming home.”

The trio recently released two new songs: “Nazareth” and the Good Woman album track “Trying,” marking the band’s first new music since their collaborative EP with the New York based chamber ensemble yMusic in 2017. The band has been busy in the six years since the release of their acclaimed second album, If I Was. Jessica contributed vocals to Leonard Cohen’s final, posthumous record Thanks for The Dance, which was produced by his son, Adam Cohen. And all three sang on a handful of tracks for Paul Weller’s recent album, On Sunset, in addition to performing with artists like Lucy Rose, Bon Iver, and Flyte over the years.

The Staves have recently relaunched their podcast on Spotify: Dial-A-Stave, an irreverent, fly-on-the-wall listen to the band members’ everyday conversations with one another. They will perform two live shows in London this fall: at Clapham Grand on November 27 and at Hackney Church on December 1.

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