It was already written in the stars that bass saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld would one day record an album together. The duo had already performed together several times with Arcade Fire, of which Neufeld is a member. So it seemed to be just a matter of time before they would join forces. Never Were The Way She Was (2015) is an indication of how they are attuned to each organically and musically. It's a compelling journey along the fringes of jazz and classical music, with melancholy melodies that appear to float through minimalist soundscapes, yet get under your skin, vexing and threatening. Or, as Rolling Stone puts it: ‘A composition with a post-rock grandeur and rhythms that swing like a groove-heavy noise-metal band.’ Never Were The Way She Was was recorded live, without overdubs or loops, meaning that the experience of their live performance will be equally intense and unexpected with a lasting effect.