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The Staves Announce New Single “I’ll Never Leave You Alone” – New Album “All Now” Out 22nd March 2024 via Communion Records

February 22, 2024
Credit Harvey Pearson

The Staves Announce New Single ‘I’ll Never Leave You Alone’

New Album All Now Out 22nd March 2024 via Communion Records

UK Tour On Sale Now Inc. Two Dates at London’s KOKO

The Staves are excited to release ‘I’ll Never Leave You Alone’, the third track taken from their upcoming album All Now, due for release on 22nd March 2024 via Communion Records.  A lilting Americana-imbued croon, gently journeying along via the crystalline harmonies of the Watford duo, the track follows previously released singles ‘All Now’ and ‘I Don’t Say It, But I Feel It’.

Speaking of the track, Jess and Camilla had to say –

“This song is about balancing all the intricate parts and many faces of self and womanhood and the feelings of doubt that come from containing these multitudes. It’s about learning to navigate and live with them. To make friends with your doubt and with yourself.”

The Staves are back with a softer arrangement, one that grips you with its heartfelt nature, showcasing this intimate beauty resonating from the gentle tones, the shuffles and the captivating harmonies from both Jess and Camilla. The rhythmic acoustic notes stir amongst the atmospherical landscape, joined by the sublime & powerful vocal harmonies and the delicate lyrics, as the harmonies shift back and forth from the vocal tones of both artists, the tender traits add to the striking essence of this composition. Throughout this gripping release, the listener fixates on the importance of the words.

The Watford duo recently added two new shows to their upcoming UK and EU tour in London and Dublin. The run of shows kicks off in Berlin on 8th May, taking in Cologne, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Nottingham, Leeds, Cambridge, Brighton, London on 20th and 21st May, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast, Limerick and Dublin (31st May and 1st June), finishing up in Cork on 2nd June. Leeds, Cambridge, London (21st), Edinburgh and Dublin (31st May) shows are now sold out. Full dates are below, tickets for the remaining dates are on sale now.

The Staves recently announced their new album All Now, produced by John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen). All Now is the band’s first release on Communion Records and their first recording without the duo’s sister, Emily Staveley-Taylor, who wasn’t present for touring on the last run, stepping back from the road with the birth of her first baby (and has recently had a second child too). 

There will be limited signed and numbered orange / pink splatter vinyl of All Now available through Dinked stores plus exclusive bundles and signed copies available on The Staves’ official store (https://www.thestaves.com/).

All Now emerges, bold and bright, from a period of chaos, followed by a period of enforced quiet, for the band. The Staves’ released their third album Good Womanin February 2021, an album of love and loss, written during a disconcerting period of turmoil and pain. “There was a delayed reaction to trauma and these big changes out of your control,” says Jess of the period that came after Good Woman, as the band – like the rest of us – were forced to sit with their thoughts, but also still processing the death of their mother and other seismic changes: Emily taking a backseat on this album (while still contributing vocals on a handful of tracks) to focus on motherhood, while Camilla reckoned with her own mental and physical health issues – chronic pain and a series of operations due to Endometriosis began to take an increasing toll.

Struggling after two years of deep solitude and pain following the release of Good Woman,The Staves did what they know how to do best and got back to writing. The idea was to go against most of what they’d been doing for the last few years by going back to basics and focusing almost solely on each other and their guitars as a starting point.

It began with Jess, navigating this new landscape by harnessing her creativity on her own at first in the studio in Hackney at the end of 2022, slowly luring Camilla back to the next chapter of The Staves, before reaching out to super-producer John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen), who the band had worked with on Good Woman.

The result? An album as rich and honest as all the most profound music by The Staves scattered across albums for the last decade, calcified here into something special.

All Now Track Listing

All Now

I Don’t Say It But I Feel It

Fundamental Memory

Make A Decision

The Echo

I’ll Never Leave You Alone

After School

Great Wave

Recognize

So Gracefully

The Important One

You Held It All

UK & European Tour Dates

8th May Berlin, Heimathafen

9th May Cologne, Stadtgarten

10th May Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin

12th May Rotterdam, LantarenVenster

13th May Paris, Petit Bain

15th May Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

16th May Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – SOLD OUT

17th May Cambridge, MASH – SOLD OUT

19th May Brighton, Concorde 2

20th May London, KOKO – NEW DATE ADDED

21st May London, KOKO – SOLD OUT

22nd May Bristol, SWX

24th May Liverpool, Arts Club

25th May Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms – SOLD OUT

26th May Manchester, Academy 2

28th May Belfast, Mandela

29th May Limerick, Dolan’s

31st May Dublin, Button Factory – SOLD OUT

1st June Dublin, Button Factory – NEW DATE ADDED

2nd June Cork, Live At St Lukes

https://www.thestaves.com/

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