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First Move – Six Crucial Questions for STACEY – A Music Interview

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On her latest EP First Move, the musician simply known as STACEY graces us with breathy vocals and keyboard-backed melodies.

We’ve always been a sucker for simple arrangements that are slow, powerful, and atmospheric.

You know pieces that can conjure up scenes of doomed love, the setting sun, and that ride back minus one.

On the bright side, if it all does go horribly wrong, you still have STACEY.

As she sings acrobatically in the following video, “Hey, honey, it’ll be alright.”

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AND NOW, OUR SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR…

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NAME: STACEY

AGE (if you want to give it up): 27

BAND: STACEY 

POSITION: Singer/Songwriter

HOMETOWN: Toronto 

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

I’m not sure which came first… either playing with a Toys R’ Us record player or watching music videos on MuchMusic (Canada’s version of MTV) after school.  

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

To be honest I can’t really think of any! Knock on wood… everything has gone pretty smoothly thus far. I’ve had a few tech issues during shows but I think that’s to be expected & a good curveball to learn from. 

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I’ve not really done a full proper tour yet to really comment on this. I did a small nine-date run a few years ago in Ontario and loved it. It was so fun to play shows consecutively and get into a groove. Probably going to back to a regular day-to-day schedule was a bit tough.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

I had an incredible experience at Co-op 87 Records in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I went in last year and the guy working helped me find tons of great bossa nova records and old soundtracks. It was one of the best hauls and the most fun in a record store I’ve ever had. I left feeling so excited to listen to everything.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

Such a hard question. I think I have to go with Tapestry by Carole King. I always come back to it. It’s spectacular. Every corner of it has something unique to offer. It’s quirky, romantic, raw, uplifting, devastating, emotional. 

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

I want to say my mom and dad, but I wouldn’t want to worry them. Probably one of my older brothers. They’ve gotten me out of a few sticky situations! 

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STACEY - Laura-Lynn Petrick - six crucial questions

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Images Courtesy of STACEY and Press Here Publicity; Portrait by Photographer Laura-Lynn Petrick.

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