The Staves – “Blood I Bled” (Prod. Justin Vernon)

Justin Vernon always has his hands in a few different projects — this year alone has seen the release of his Jason Feathers side project and a new Rosebuds album, which was recorded in his studio. Late last year, the Staves revealed that Vernon would be producing their sophomore album. “Blood I Bled” is the first Vernon-produced song from the British folk rock trio that we’ve heard and it’s an immaculately layered and crisp piece of music, characteristic of Vernon’s best tracks. “You may have noticed we’ve been away for a while now and lots of you have been asking if there is new material on the way. The answer is yes,” the group said on Facebook last week. “We have been working in deepest, darkest Wisconsin with some amazing human beings, and we really can’t wait for you to hear it.” Listen below.

“Blood I Bled” is from the upcoming EP of the same name.