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    Watch: The Staves Perform From 'Good Woman' at Lafayette in London

    The Staves celebrated the release of their new album, Good Woman, with a live-streamed ticketed concert from the London venue Lafayette on Friday. The band has now released their performance of the album tracks "Best Friend" and "Waiting on Me to Change" from the show, which you can watch below.

    "It was utterly beautiful and powerful," Clash reviewer Adam Laver writes of the concert. "You expect excellent and classy harmonies when watching this band and they didn’t disappoint ... The Staves are a breath of fresh air and should be on everyone’s list to see when they can tour properly."

    "The song is about friendship and youth," Jessica Staveley-Taylor says of "Best Friend" in Stereogum. "And I think that sort of heightened sense of awareness and drama you have when you’re a teenager—you’re experiencing these things for the first time, and there’s no time in your life like that. But you don’t realize when you’re in it. And so there’s a lot of nostalgia of being older and looking back on that time. It’s kind of a magical time. Friendships are such a huge part of your life. And you’re sort of standing on the precipice of your adulthood and your future. And at that point, everything is kind of wide open, and it’s all possibilities. I think there’s a magic to that innocence."

    "I think it's kind of a plaintive ending to the album. It’s not a defiant, big drumroll ending," Staveley-Taylor says of "Waiting on Me to Change" in Stereogum. "We’ve said so much that it’s kind of going back to those themes of working on yourself, of failure, of trying—embracing imperfections that you have and acknowledging them and saying, 'I’m not going to change for anyone else other than myself.' But kind of checking yourself and saying, 'I know I probably should, but I’m only gonna do it when I’m ready.'"

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Watch: The Staves Perform From 'Good Woman' at Lafayette in London

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The Staves celebrated the release of their new album, Good Woman, with a live-streamed ticketed concert from the London venue Lafayette on Friday. The band has now released their performance of the album tracks "Best Friend" and "Waiting on Me to Change" from the show, which you can watch here. "It was utterly beautiful and powerful," Clash says of the concert. "You expect excellent and classy harmonies when watching this band and they didn’t disappoint ... The Staves are a breath of fresh air and should be on everyone’s list to see when they can tour properly."

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The Staves celebrated the release of their new album, Good Woman, with a live-streamed ticketed concert from the London venue Lafayette on Friday. The band has now released their performance of the album tracks "Best Friend" and "Waiting on Me to Change" from the show, which you can watch below.

"It was utterly beautiful and powerful," Clash reviewer Adam Laver writes of the concert. "You expect excellent and classy harmonies when watching this band and they didn’t disappoint ... The Staves are a breath of fresh air and should be on everyone’s list to see when they can tour properly."

"The song is about friendship and youth," Jessica Staveley-Taylor says of "Best Friend" in Stereogum. "And I think that sort of heightened sense of awareness and drama you have when you’re a teenager—you’re experiencing these things for the first time, and there’s no time in your life like that. But you don’t realize when you’re in it. And so there’s a lot of nostalgia of being older and looking back on that time. It’s kind of a magical time. Friendships are such a huge part of your life. And you’re sort of standing on the precipice of your adulthood and your future. And at that point, everything is kind of wide open, and it’s all possibilities. I think there’s a magic to that innocence."

"I think it's kind of a plaintive ending to the album. It’s not a defiant, big drumroll ending," Staveley-Taylor says of "Waiting on Me to Change" in Stereogum. "We’ve said so much that it’s kind of going back to those themes of working on yourself, of failure, of trying—embracing imperfections that you have and acknowledging them and saying, 'I’m not going to change for anyone else other than myself.' But kind of checking yourself and saying, 'I know I probably should, but I’m only gonna do it when I’m ready.'"

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The Staves live from Lafayette London, February 2021

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