The Steoples is the Avant-soul duo of GB and Yeofi. Today, they announce their new album Wide Through The Eyes Of No One (Stones Throw), out 6 August. The duo debuts it is new single today, the soothing and soulful title track.
Friends for over fifteen years, Yeofi and GB combine their varying musical worlds as The Steoples. Originally from rural England, Yeofi was surrounded by his father’s diverse collection of classical to soul music from a young age. With David Bowie as his first “real musical love”, he quickly developed a passion for punk rock and played with several UK-based bands before moving to Los Angeles. As A Race of Angels, Yeofi has collaborated with artists including Theo Parrish and DJ Spinna.
“The album’s title points to presence in the unconditioned mind,” says Yeofi. “It’s those fleeting moments of transcendence that we’ve all experienced but they rarely register. This raw view gives a brief window into the true nature of oneself, pre-identity unconditioned.”
While writing Wide Through the Eyes Of No One, The Steoples varied their creative process, incorporating more live instrumentation with a new cast of players. “There are no rules, and that’s what keeps the music interesting and unpredictable for us,” says Yeofi. Though rich and more evolved in its sound, the album stays true to The Steoples’ foundation: “an exploration of music and philosophy by two friends of different backgrounds.”