The Staves Release Live Version of ‘Good Woman’ & Announce Series of Shows for November

October 23, 2020




Following the announcement of their third album ‘Good Woman’ earlier this week for 5th February 2021, The Staves have just released a very special live version of the title track.

Good Woman carries those delicate and all-consuming Staves melodies and stunning harmonies. The Staves devour emotive and powerful orchestrations.

“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.”

Much love

E, J & C

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.

Live at Clapham Grand //

25th November – Lianne La Havas

26th November – James Bay

27th November – The Staves

28th November – Jack Garratt

29th November – Bear’s Den

Live at Hackney Church //

1st December – The Staves

2nd December – Jack Garratt

3rd December – Bear’s Den

4th December – James Bay

5th December – Lianne La Havas

Info on ‘Good Woman’

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.

Pre-order Good Woman here

The Staves: “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.”

Good Woman Tracklist:

  1. Good Woman
  2. Best Friend
  3. Careful, Kid
  4. Next Year, Next Time
  5. Nothing’s Gonna Happen
  6. Sparks
  7. Paralysed
  8. Devotion
  9. Failure
  10. Satisfied
  11. Trying
  12. Waiting On Me To Change

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