Published Jan 25, 2016Vancouver-based musician Stephanie Chatman plays with the Four on the Floor String Quartet alongside members of bands like Mother Mother, the Gay Nineties and Dear Rouge, but she's stepping out for a new solo project under the name Magnolia. She'll release her debut LP — simply titled Magnolia — on February 25, and to give you an early idea of what to expect, Exclaim! has got your first listen to album cut "Brother's Bothers."
The new set of songs hears Chatman exploring themes of family and relationships. It was recorded "honestly and earnestly" in Vancouver at Harbourside Studios with producers Gabriel Seixas and Daniel Turgeon.
"I wanted to create an album that was stripped back, organic and honest," Chatman said in a statement. "The album has a certain intimacy and vulnerability to it that I think listeners can feel a part of."
You can enter that intimate, vulnerable world through the first single "Brother's Bothers." Blending the rootsy twang of guitar with Chatman's warm, entrancing voice, the song delivers nostalgic familial anecdotes in the guise of a catchy folk song. Hear it below.