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The Staves Post New Song Trying

Thursday, 10 September 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

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The Staves have released a new song.

Trying marks the second track to be shared by the sister trio in 2020, following Nazareth in August. It's got all the hallmarks of a Staves song: tender, lucid harmonies over a sparse melody, with light keyboard chords providing a minimalist backdrop.

The track was self-produced by Jessica, Camilla and Emily Staveley-Taylor, who said:

"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, 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."

The British group's last album, 'The Way Is Read', arrived in 2017, with their live 'Pine Hollow' EP following in 2018. Head here to find out more about their recently relaunched Spotify podcast, Dial-A-Stave.


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