Stagbriar, the sibling duo of Alex and Emily McCollum, released a new album Suppose You Grow Aug. 21.

The LP was mostly recorded live over the course of an eight-hour span at Archer Avenue Studios in Columbia, S.C.

The two describe Suppose You Grow, the band’s second album, as an “emotionally raw depiction of the sometimes infinite space between forgiving and forgetting and what it means to move forward.”

The group is more known for its folk sound but it moved away from that on the latest album to create a larger, fuller sound.

However, it does not lack the rich harmonies the McCollums are known for. The group’s powerhouse sound shines through.
[content-1] The album starts out with “First to Feast”. This song has many sections to it, all of them different but working as a collective. It definitely has an anthem feel and is a strong start to the album.

The album also features two singles, “The Flu” and “Off Day”.

“The Flu” along with a few of the songs on the album begins with audio of a conversation that adds an artistic flair to the band’s theme of infinite space. The recordings are similar to radio talk show and flashbacks of old conversations.

The album closes with “Last Minute Friends,” a slower ballad that honors the group’s original roots.

Stagbriar fulfilled its hopes of a bigger, fuller sound. However, there are still moments of the band’s original sound that weave in and out of the album.

Suppose You Grow can be heard on Spotify and Bandcamp.

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