Eagle Song

Album: Dead & Born & Grown (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The Staves are a three-girl folk-rock band from the UK. Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor have been making music together since they were children, growing up in Watford, England. Brought up in a house that echoed to the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Beatles, singing in perfect three-part harmony came naturally to the trio.

    The three sisters first attracted notice in the United States while supporting The Civil Wars in January 2012. This is a track from their debut album, Dead & Born & Grown, which was released in November 2012 and produced with Glyn Johns and Ethan Johns.
  • This was one of the last songs The Staves wrote for Dead & Born & Grown. They explained its meaning to Artist Direct: "The song's about a tour we did of the States. It was all in VW Camper Vans, and we went from Austin to Boston. It was such an amazing experience. There was so much traveling. We got to see a lot of America for the first time. It was a cool time. We were together. It all felt very alive."

    We saw an American bald eagle by a lake," they continued, "and it was the most magical thing. We were all walking around a lake, and we just saw it fly passed us. We saw a lot. When you're on tour, you're just living day to day. There's a certain mood that's quite hard to describe. You're sharing it with other people, and that's very special. That's what it's about."

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