Recorded at the acclaimed ARC Studios, Chances comes out Dec. 6, 2019
Upcoming singer-songwriter Stavro will release his debut album, Chances, on Friday,
Dec. 6. Stavro is a Greek-American born and raised in Omaha, NE and member of St.
John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Parish. The ten-track acoustic pop project was
recorded and produced by Ben Brodin at the esteemed ARC Studios, the internationally
sought-after recording studio which has welcomed artists like Jason Mraz, Phoebe
Bridgers, Bright Eyes and She & Him.
“I think this sounds far too good to be his first record,” producer Ben Brodin said.
The Chances Album Release Show is Jan. 4, 2020, at Omaha’s Barley Street Tavern
(2735 N 62nd St, Omaha, NE 68104). Music will begin at 9 p.m., with Stavro playing the
album in its entirety, backed by a full band. Attendees must be twenty-one years old
with proper identification. $5 door charge.
Chances is the culmination of years of writing, performance and artistic formation.
Stavro spent four years performing in Boston’s vibrant indie scene, using show after
show as a proving ground for the dozens of songs he was penning in the meantime.
This album is a collection of the very best of those tested works, combined with Brodin’s
lush and vivid production.
“I Remember” is the debut single and a crowd-favorite, already amassing thousands of
streams on Spotify with its Americana-tinged nostalgia. The second single, “Overwritten,” is a stirring piano ballad that erupts at the bridge. The rest of the album builds on this warm and wistful sound. “Time and Time Again” is a standout, with its agile, sidestepping chorus; “Footsteps Up the Staircase” is a winking acoustic strut; “Wherever You Go” employs Stavro’s lucid storytelling to capture the pain of letting go.
On top of multiple songwriting accolades and a first place finish at Boston College’s
premier singing competition, Stavro’s experimentation with formal composition seeps
into the album. He studied under contemporary composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick in Boston,
writing works for voice, string quartet and solo piano. Chances features two poignant
instrumental tracks: “Rachel’s Theme” and “A Moment Alone.”
Chances, by Stavro: Available on all streaming services Dec. 6, 2019. “I Remember” and “Overwritten” streaming everywhere.
iTunes/Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/artist/stavro/1260373528
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Photo Caption: Stavro performs at Slowdown in downtown Omaha, NE. Photo by Alex Bortolotti