The Staves – “Steady”

The Staves are a trio of English sisters who make luminous, harmonically rich, folk-influenced music. Last year, Bon Iver main man Justin Vernon produced their Blood I Bleed EP, and now they’ve once again collaborated. This time, Vernon is producing a whole album for them. It’s called If I Was, and you can watch a video about its making here. “Steady” is an early single from the album, and you can hear how much everyone involved likes playing around with harmony and dynamics. If you can imagine an all-female Grizzly Bear, “Steady” is pretty close to how that hypothetical band might sound. Listen below.

If I Was is out 2/2 on Nonesuch/Atlantic.