The youngest of nine children and hailing from Jenkintown, PA, Veronica Stanton was born more into a band rather than a family. She started playing fiddle in what was known in her home as the Stanton family singers, occasionally playing live events, but mostly playing traditional Irish and folk tunes and making up songs in collaboration with her siblings. When she was on her own in college, she became more dedicated to the craft.
Stanton recorded the album from July to October 2021 at Elevated Music, Wilson Harwood’s studio in East Nashville. Over the course of 20 or so days, Harwood and Stanton built each song from the ground up, layering strings and drums. Look for Harwood on everything from acoustic guitar, banjo and bass to Rhodes, Wurlitzer and organ, with Connor Vance on violin, viola and cello (in true 2022 fashion, arranging and recording the strings remotely from LA.) and John Papageorgiou on drums.
“One theme throughout the album is change,” Stanton explains, “whether it be about the resistance to change, the fear of what others will think of you, and then the freedom that comes from facing those fears and embracing change with all the pain and joy that comes with it.”
This Veronica Stanton, no longer writing songs to just get the feeling out, is now making statements that are ready to be universal, direct and powerful.