Sunday, December 11, 2011
There is nothing like beautiful music to inspire great design and ideas. The Staves are one of my favorite up-and-coming groups and lately they've been my go-to sound for the inspiration of my most recent sketches and type pieces. There's something about their fluid vocals and simple sound that is absolutely mesmerizing. The perfect mashup of Birdy and the Civil Wars, these ladies will make you fall in love with them again and again. I know I do.
Also, their Benji Davies and Jim Field-directed video "Mexico" is alluring. I'm absolutely infatuated with the natural beauty contrasting a bleary setting. As the song continues, simple animated illustrations bring the setting to life until it's fully vibrant with illuminated patterns. It's a beautiful video for a beautiful song.
Along with the "Mexico" video, I've included their most recent tour poster as well as "The Motherlode" from Mahogany Session and "Winter Trees" from Songs From A Room London. Enjoy!
The Staves - Mexico (Official Music Video) from The Staves on Vimeo.