What do you get when you take an established country/roots singer from Denver and an established folk singer from Fargo, and put ‘em together? When Angie Stevens and Haley E. Rydell tried it, they came up with a new collaboration called I’m With Her.
Both artists have found success on their own–Stevens with her band Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck, and Rydell with Haley E. & the Rydells–but this collaboration seems to combine the best of both artists in an expression that is much different than what either one has produced thus far. According to Stevens, with whom I had a chance to talk prior to the release of I’m With Her’s self-titled EP, this project provided a chance for them to share some heartfelt music that doesn’t quite fit the vibe of the artists’ respective bands.
Released earlier this month on Stevens’ label Boss Koala Records, the I’m With Her EP contains songs that are simple, reflective, passionate, beautiful…and deep.
Deep. That’s a good word for it. The girls ventured into deeper waters with this collaboration. If you’re a fan of Stevens, Rydell, or both, chances are you’ll love this collaboration a lot.
Take a listen to the track below, and if you like it, go buy the EP at I’m With Her’s Bandcamp site.