The Staves premiere new song “Black & White” and video — watch


British folk trio The Staves are gearing up to release If I Was, their new album produced entirely by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Due out February 2nd through Nonesuch/Atlantic, the 12-track effort is previewed today with “Black & White”.

Whereas past singles “Steady” and “Blood I Bled” were tranquil acoustic numbers, this latest track packs a more rollicking punch. Rife with crunchier riffs and forceful, sweeping harmonies that swing high and low at a moment’s notice, “Black & White” proves The Staves know how to crank up the volume when the mood’s right. Listen in below via its corresponding music video, which focuses on the rocky romance of two news anchors.

If I Was Tracklist:
01. Blood I Bled
02. Steady
03. No Me, No You, No More
04. Let Me Down
05. Black & White
06. Damn It All
07. The Shining
08. Don’t You Call Me Anymore
09. Horizons
10. Teeth White
11. Make It Holy
12. Sadness Don’t Own Me