Following the announcement of their third album ‘Good Woman’ earlier this week, due for release on 5th February 2021, The Staves have released a very special live version of the title track.
The Staveley-Taylor sisters state: “Here’s the live video for Good Woman. Shot at home in London in beautiful Sunbeam Studios and directed by the wonderful Olivia Eames. 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.”
Take a listen below…
The Staves have also been announced as part of a series of live shows alongside Lianne La Havas, Jack Garratt, Bear’s Den, and James Bay in South and East London for November.
Fans are being encouraged back into live rooms for the intimate live performances by artists who usually play to rooms far bigger in these tentative early steps back into the live arena. It’s an exciting, rare opportunity to share in the missed magic of live performance, whilst safely complying with current government restrictions, with ticket buyers only allowed to attend with members of their own household and at a maximum of four tickets per group/’bubble’.
It’s an encouraging next step for a live sector which has been in a state of flux, and whilst these shows will work at greatly reduced capacity to comply with social distancing, it heralds an encouraging boost for the music industry and a promising first look ahead as to how to best bring bands back onto stages, touring crews back to their jobs, and fans back into live rooms.
The shows will take place at Clapham Grand, which has already trialled some successful live shows over the past few weeks, and at the newly refurbished Hackney Church. Tickets for all shows are on sale from Friday morning via Dice priced at £25, with an opt-in to donate to the mental health charity, MIND and Hackney based social action charity and foodbank The Lighthouse Project.
All artist’s dates as follows…
25th November – Lianne La Havas (Clapham Grand)
26th November – James Bay (Clapham Grand)
27th November – The Staves (Clapham Grand)
28th November – Jack Garratt (Clapham Grand)
29th November – Bear’s Den (Clapham Grand)
1st December – The Staves (Hackney Church)
2nd December – Jack Garratt (Hackney Church)
3rd December – Bear’s Den (Hackney Church)
4th December – James Bay (Hackney Church)
5th December – Lianne La Havas (Hackney Church)
Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of severe turmoil for the band, seeing the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album stands as a testament to their strength and that of other women, to sisters, mothers and daughters. To love, loss and change. To trying to be a good woman.
The Staves have said: “It’s taken us a long time to get here but we are so excited to announce our new album, ‘Good Woman’.
“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.”
Tracklisting as follows…
Next Year, Next Time
Nothing’s Gonna Happen
Waiting On Me To Change