We warmly welcome you to STANLÆY‘s sonic universe
STANLÆY is a unique concept which spawns from one young-lady, and encompasses the artists that currently contribute to STANLÆY’s artwork whilst existing as an individual with an individual identity and personality. The sum, in this case, is a separate being to the sum of it’s parts.
Sometimes similarly working like an art collective, sometimes a solo artist, sometimes a film project, a band, STANLÆY is a fluid being who does not easily remain tied to solid structures. Stanlaey loves to evolve, and change hues. STANLÆY lives in the shadows, and thrives amongst constellations. STANLÆY lives on art, of all kinds. STANLÆY is tender genderlessness. STANLÆY is measureless, dimensionless.
Nurtured and embodied by Bethany Stenning (with it’s infancy in September 2016), STANLÆY is henceforth both Bethany Stenning’s artistic pseudonym, and everyone involved in STANLÆY at any one given time…
The music of STANLÆY has been influenced by a diverse genre pool of folk, jazz and cosmic atmospheres, drawing inspiration from artists such as Joanna Newsom, The Dirty Projectors and Sigur Rós. The lyrical narratives of STANLÆY explore surrealist takes on how human life in the modern world is juxtaposed with our ancient relationships to nature. These ideas, alongside contemplations about consciousness and free will, are set to a series of hallucinatory, twilight soundworlds with virtuoso post classical arrangements, haunting folk melodies and a deft palette of subtle and ever evolving textures. Fairy tale chamber pop for the 21st Century.
MUSIC // VIDEOS
‘Ode to Ovid’, from upcoming album The Human Project:
‘The Mountain Collector’, from upcoming album The Human Project:
‘NME’, official video released from album Ouroboros:
‘The Fisherman’s Wife’, Official video from album Ouroboros: