Shelby Earl may have first caught our ears at CMJ 2013 for her gorgeous, heartbreaking and extremely relatable songs, but since then the singer-songwriter has seen quite an evolution. After spending most of 2014 touring behind sophomore release SWIFT ARROWS, Earl began to study piano early this year for the first time since her childhood. At the suggestion of instructor BC Campbell, Earl swung by a meeting of his collective The Spectacles to workshop a song she’d written, and the number that resulted from the encounter—”Stay With Me Tonight”—was moving enough that she decided to master and release it.
If “Stay With Me Tonight” is any indication of the direction Earl is taking, we’re eager to hear what’s next as she heads into the studio later this year to record her third album. In the meantime, check out “Stay With Me Tonight” in the player above.