The Staves, one of the greatest folks trios of all time, are back with a new single, “Nazareth.” While the group released a collaborative album with NYC-based chamber ensemble yMusic in 2017, it’s been a hot second since The Staves released a full length solo LP. While they dropped the demo of “Nothing’s Gonna Happen” last year, we have to go way back to 2015 with their album If I Was if we want to indulge in a large collection that is solely the immaculate voices of The Staves.
But that could all change as The Staves have dropped “Nazareth,” reminiscent of The Staves’ original sound of stripped guitar and divine vocals and harmonies that we all know and adore.
“We recorded “Nazareth” in one take on a field recorder sat outside the studio in the summer of 2018. The sun was shining and the birds were singing. We tried recording it in the studio but just kept coming back to this version. It seemed to have the magic,” The Staveley-Taylor sisters said in a statement on their Instagram.
“The song was intended to be in the spirit of an Irish blessing or a kind of a prayer, asking to be kept safe — but it pretty quickly became a more personal and introspective lyric. Moments of glory quickly faded. Worrying, trying. How we mean everything and nothing at the same time. To everyone, to no one.”