Since the Hertfordshire sisters’ delicate sound caught the ears of Justin Vernon back in 2012 the Bon Iver man and the trio of sisters have gone on to form a strong bond. After a couple of stints touring together, Vernon invited the band to his studio in snowy Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Those informal sessions unwittingly developed into a series of full-blown recording sessions which ended up giving birth to their second album, ‘If I Was’.
Bon Iver describes the process: “It’s the way a record about deep things needs to happen: over a period of time, in a singular place, with enough time to reflect on themselves and express. I’ve made a lot of records now in my life and I have to say, making this one with them altered and changed me.”
The follow-up to The Staves debut ‘Dead & Born & Grown’, the second LP is a much deeper, more accomplished, more compelling experience. Listen to it exclusively below:
It’s out on March 23 on Atlantic Records. For more information or to get hold of the album head here.
Watch a video below of The Staves talking about the making of ‘If I Was’ earlier this year.