The Staves have teamed up with New York City–based ensemble yMusic for a new album

‘The Way Is Read’ will be released later this month.
The Staves have joined forces with New York City–based ensemble yMusic.

Their new collaborative album ‘The Way Is Read’ will be released on 24th November, with a vinyl following on 1st December. The release came to be after the two acts were commissioned in 2016 by Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival to collaborate on a live performance piece.

Emily Staveley-Taylor (from The Staves) says of the collaboration: “Our aim from the outset was to truly collaborate with yMusic. We wanted to feel like instruments and join in with some of yMusic’s existing work, using our voices in ways we hadn’t previously explored. We chopped up compositions and put them together again in new ways. We took old folk songs and made them abstract. The idea of forming an orchestra with these incredible musicians was fascinating. What we have ended up with is everything we’d hoped, more than we dreamed, and hopefully the tip of the iceberg.”

Watch lead track ‘Trouble On My Mind’ below.

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