“A Bristol-based 24-year-old writing love songs of the highest order.” – NME
The 24-year-old singer-songwriter Stevie Parker has established a reputation as a vital new talent with the ability to investigate modern relationships and sexuality in a compelling manner. Now the Bristol-based newcomer presents a striking snapshot of her growing ability with the release of her debut album ‘The Cure’ on Virgin / EMI.
Sonically, ‘The Cure’ stands out because of Parker’s raw talent: her smoky vocals (at times raspy, at times quite delicate) never fail to paint an evocative picture – of lost love, of longing, of the melancholic beauty of just living. However, what truly sets ‘The Cure’ apart is Parker’s self-awareness in her writing: the record is a deft yet frank examination of her strengths, her flaws, her relationships with others – and with herself:
“Although I’m tempted to say ‘The Cure’ is a heartbreak record,” she says, “I think it goes on a bit of a voyage – it was written over many years. But as young people, we are often affected most deeply by our relationships, so I would say the dominant theme is the tumultuous nature of falling in and out of love, and how that occurs in various ways at different stages of our lives.” – Stevie Parker
To coincide with the launch of ‘The Cure’, Parker will play a handful of headline shows, a selection of festivals, and a tour as guest to Tame Impala’s Cameron Avery.
Listen to the title track ’The Cure’ below: