Tuesday 27 October 2020

ALBUM NEWS: The Staves - 'Good Woman'

So it looks as if The Staves will be coming in with a very early contender for album of the year in 2021... I am over the moon with this news. They've just announced their record Good Woman, due for release via Atlantic Records on 5th Feb. Their first record in six years, there's a whole lot of experience, both individual and collective, packed into it. The ending of relationships, the birth of Emily's first child and the loss of their beloved mother. Self-produced mostly, with a little help from John Congleton along the way, the album stands as a sign of the trio's strength. The announcement is paired with the release of the title track, and I am LOVING this live performance of it, below. Warning, you might be singing this track for days after hearing it first... I know that I still am!

Talking on the record, the sisters share: "we have been working on this for a long time and are thrilled to share the title track with you. 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. On 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 night 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." 

Good Woman is released on 5th February 2021 - pre-order the record here.

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