I don't know what the 'A' in Stuart A. Staples stands for. I do know he is the singer/songwriter of the Tindersticks and that he has been blessed with a voice that recalls both Nick Cave and Terry Callier. With That Leaving Feeling, Staples elegantly combines hushed strumming and intimate piano with some swaggeringly grand orchestral arrangements, and his own quivering baritone is bolstered with the sublime vocal talents of French-Canadian singer Lhasa de Sela. Perhaps you know what the 'A' stands for, but Ã¢Â€Â“ given the downtrodden beauty of That Leaving Feeling Ã¢Â€Â“ I think A-ffecting is perhaps the most fitting possibility. [Stuart Purcell]
This single is out now.